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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
Department of Primary Industries
Level 10, Macquarie Tower
Locked Bag 5123
Parramatta NSW 2124
Ph: 1800 353 104
Email: water.enquiries@dpi.nsw.gov.au

New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council
Head Office
33 Argyle Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
PO Box 1125
Parramatta NSW 2124
Ph: (02) 9689 4444
Fax: (02) 9687 1234

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Last updated: 9 June 2015
 
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