Hawkesbury River Sewage Study on Exhibition

As reported in the Central Coast Express Advocate on 25 February 2005 it has been revealed that an environmental impact study for the Hawkesbury River areas long promised sewage scheme is to go on public exhibition in March. The issue of funding of the scheme remains unresolved with Gosford City Council and Utilities Minister, Mr Frank Sartor, still in discussions over who is responsible for the cost of connecting Mooney Mooney and Cheero Point to the scheme. Meanwhile approximately 600 Brooklyn and Dangar Island properties will be connected by Sydney Water to a new sewage treatment plant that is to be built within the Brooklyn Village . Construction on the sewage treatment plant is due to start in December.

Regardless of the outcome of discussions regarding the connection of Gosford City properties, i.e. Mooney Mooney and Cheero Point, the Brooklyn and Dangar Island scheme is to go ahead regardless.

The study will be exhibited at Brooklyn Seniors Centre on 10 March between 4pm and 8pm and on 12 March between 8am and 1pm.