The Liberal Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell has thrown her support behind Strathbogie Shire Council’s Greening Euroa Project, calling on the Andrews Labor Government to provide funding to make the project a reality.
Speaking during the adjournment debate in State Parliament, Ms Lovell highlighted the benefits of the revolutionary project that will help drought proof many parts of the Euroa township.
The three-stage project involves accessing recycled water from Euroa’s Wastewater Management Facility, upgrading it from Class C to Class B quality and piping it to underground storage tanks for use at many of the town’s green open spaces. Goulburn Valley Water have supported the project by installing a standpipe near the Euroa Golf Club to allow access to the treated water.
Eight user groups of Euroa’s public amenities will benefit from the project, including all three local schools, the Euroa Tennis Club and the management committees of the Memorial and Friendlies ovals.
In her contribution, Ms Lovell confirmed that Stages 1 and 2 of the project had been completed, with the final stage centred on the construction of a pipeline to convey the treated water from Euroa’s Wastewater Management Facility to the town.
Ms Lovell said the construction cost of the pipeline was $3.8 million and called on Minister for Water Lisa Neville to provide the funding to deliver this groundbreaking project for the Euroa community.
Comments attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell:
“The Greening Euroa Project is a game-changing water management initiative, driven by the passionate local community, to benefit a region normally affected by minimal rainfall and drought.
“I congratulate Strathbogie Shire Council for their foresight in developing and implementing such a revolutionary project and I call on the Minister to deliver it by funding the construction of the pipeline.”