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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Aboriginal communities water supply and sewerage program

 

Overview

The Aboriginal communities water supply and sewerage program was initiated to address the water and sewerage issues experienced by Aboriginal communities in NSW. The program aims to improve water supply and sewerage services in eligible Aboriginal communities. This program involves a partnership between the NSW state government and the NSW Aboriginal Land Council, and is lead by the NSW Office of Water.

An investment of more than $200 million over the next 25 years will provide funding for the maintenance, operation and repair of water supply and sewerage systems in sixty one eligible Aboriginal communities. The Aboriginal communities water supply and sewerage program will provide:

Local water agencies with expert knowledge and experience in the management of water supply and sewerage systems will be employed to take responsibility for the day-to-day operation and maintenance activities.

Consultation is important for the success of the program; local Aboriginal communities, the local water utility, the NSW Office of Water and other interested parties have come together to examine the current infrastructure and services and discuss what actions need to be taken to improve the services.

Abstract adapted from NSW Office of Water and New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council

Contacts

NSW Government, Office of Water
227 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000
GPO Box 3889
Sydney NSW 2001
Ph: (02) 8281 7777
Fax: (02) 8281 7799
Email: information@water.nsw.gov.au

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Last updated: 6 September 2013
 
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