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Regional Council puts funds aside for sewerage systems

Monday, 29 June 2015 10:00 a.m.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has budgeted for reticulated sewerage systems around the region in its Long Term Plan adopted this week. The relevant city or district councils are the lead agency for sewerage projects, and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council can provide a subsidy to assist in some areas.

The budget includes $3.708 million for sewerage at Lake Rotoma (planned for 2017/18), and $4.851 at Rotoiti (for 2018/19). Rotorua Lakes Council is the lead agency on these projects.

It also includes $1.045 million in Te Puna West (for 2016/17) and $618,000 in Ongare Point (for 2017/18), if these communities decide to go ahead with schemes. All the systems are subject to business cases, conditions and consents being obtained for new systems. Western Bay of Plenty District Council is the lead agency on these projects.

Matatā sewerage needs further investigation, however the budget has been retained to give time to complete this work.

Overall Council is planning to contribute more than $11 million to support district council small scale sewerage schemes over the next four years.

Lake Okaro