Lismore City Council will today turn the sod on the Southern Trunk Main (STM), a $13.7 million project to expand Lismore’s sewerage capacity to cater for forecast growth levels over the next quarter of a century.
One of the most significant major infrastructure projects to be undertaken in Lismore in recent years, it has been supported by the NSW government, which has provided a $6 million interest-free loan from the NSW Local Infrastructure Fund to enable the works to get underway.
Lismore City Council mayor Jenny Dowell said the 9.4km of pipeline is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, weather permitting.
‘The commencement of these works signifies a historic milestone for the city of Lismore. There are many exciting developments taking place here, including new sporting projects, ongoing developments at the university and new urban developments that incorporate contemporary affordable housing designs, sustainability principles and exciting community spaces,’ councillor Dowell said.
‘Projects like those ensure that the vitality and prosperity of our city continues to grow for generations to come, and major infrastructure projects like the Southern Trunk Main are the foundation that forward momentum is built on.’