Friday, 11 August 2017

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced the NSW Government will provide financial support to Northern Beaches Council to enable a feasibility study to be conducted into the provision of wastewater services to Scotland Island.

The funding announcement follows a resolution by Council to seek a partnership with the NSW Government to engage consultants to assess the viability of the project and advise on service provision models.

“This is an essential first step which has never before been undertaken,” Rob Stokes said today.

“Providing wastewater services to Scotland Island has been proposed for decades – but without a detailed feasibility study it’s never been able to be properly considered or progressed.

“Scotland Island is a unique community in an environmentally sensitive location and Northern Beaches Council has rightly identified that this long-standing issue must be put under the spotlight.

“Council now has the resources and expertise available to help drive this study and I’m delighted the NSW Government is able to provide financial support to get this underway,” Rob Stokes said.

Last month Northern Beaches Council also provided funding to the Scotland Island Residents’ Association to introduce a modern, automated water booking system to better distribute and manage residents’ access to emergency water supply – often used to help top-up personal household water tanks.