Sewerage project dead after review
WARREN-Blackwood MLA Terry Redman is disappointed plans to construct a sewerage disposal system for Boyup Brook residents has been cancelled by the State Government.
Mr Redman said he learnt the sewerage upgrade would not proceed after a number of regional projects were reviewed and wiped from the Water Corporation’s forward works planning by the State Government.
“Funding had already been confirmed for the Boyup Brook Septic Tank Effluent Disposal project, which would have greatly improved environmental outcomes and development opportunities in the town,” he said.
“Now the project has been scrapped, leaving local residents and the shire with no modern central sewerage system and a risk to nearby waterways.”
Funding for Boyup Brook’s Septic Tank Effluent Disposal (STED) was confirmed in the 2015-16 State Budget as part of the previous government’s Infill Sewerage Program and would have taken in dozens of lots be- tween Jayes Road, Grover Street and Beatty Street.
Water Corporation first trialled STED in Hyden in 2014, with results proving the hybrid sewerage system was a viable alternative to traditional infill sewerage works, which are generally more disruptive and expensive.
Boyup Brook is one of four regional STED projects, the others being in Leonora, Bindoon and Kukerin, that have now been abandoned by the State Government.