Mooney Mooney Cheero Point Sewerage Scheme
The Mooney Mooney Cheero Point (MMCP) Sewerage Scheme is a Priority Sewerage Project (PSP) initiated to reduce existing public health risks for the community and minimise adverse environmental impacts on local waterways and residential properties.
The Scheme is an essential improvement required in response to water quality issues in the catchment area. A major source for the reduction in water quality was found to be ineffective and overloaded on-site sewerage facilities. Adversely affected water quality posed major public health and environmental risks for the entire community. Poor water quality in the catchment area created far reaching health ramifications due to the significant oyster industry located in the catchment.
Implementation of the Scheme seeks to provide cleaner waterways and increase safe guards for oyster growing and fishing industries located in the catchment area. The reduction of odours, dampness and seepage throughout residential backyards are also key objectives of the project.
The MMCP Scheme is subsidised under the NSW Government's Small Towns Sewerage (STS) Program. Council has also received funding for the project under the Government's Priority Sewerage Program.
Council is pleased to announce the Scheme was commissioned in September 2009 and connection is now available to eligible properties in Mooney Mooney and Cheero Point.
Over 70 percent of property owners nominated for an Early Connection. They can now contact a licensed plumber to complete connection.
There are 35 properties in the area that require the 'in-septic' installation of Low Pressure System (LPS) equipment.
The deadline to nominate for an Early Connection was 12 December 2008. Property owners who have not nominated for an Early Connection will need to contact Council in the future when their property requires connection to the Scheme. They will then be placed on a waiting list until there are sufficient properties in the area needing connection.
A PSP Area Contribution Charge of $10,795.00 has been set for all properties connecting to the Scheme.
The PSP Contribution Charge was calculated in accordance with the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) Determination 1 2006 and adopted by Council on 27 January 2009. The Charge will be subject to annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) increases for each year a property remains unconnected to the Scheme.
Any property owners who intend to subdivide or develop their property in the future will be required to pay the Non-PSP Contribution Charge. The Non-PSP charge for the Scheme is $26,932.88. Submissions from the public on the Non-PSP charge closed on 17 December 2009.
For more information on the project you can click on the information resources below or contact Council's Project Communication Officer Nathan Slade on (02) 4304 7075 or firstname.lastname@example.org