Council resolves to hold off on water supply to Penrose and Wingello

over 4 years ago


128 or 32% of property owners responded to the survey. Of those who responded 28% (36) completed the online survey and 72% (92) completed the paper survey.

Three options were offered for the community to consider:

  1. Option 1 – Water service provided, no wastewater
  2. Option 2 – Water service provided, plans for wastewater
  3. Option 3 – No water or wastewater services provided
Responses to the two key questions are summarised below.

Question 1: Of the three options outlined in the information kit, which suits you most? Of the 128 surveys received 73% (93) were in favour of option 3 – No water or wastewater services provided.

Question 2: If the water service become available, how long after completion of the scheme would you connect to the service? 68% (87) of properties who completed the survey indicated they would not connect.

Further information can be found in the 28 May 2014 agenda and minutes of Council from page 105.


  1. THAT the proposed Penrose & Wingello water supply scheme be deferred by five (5) years from 2018-2021 to 2023-2026.
  2. THAT the Water & Sewerage Strategic Plan and the Long Term Financial Plan be amended accordingly.
  3. THAT a needs analysis and community consultation be undertaken in 2019 to determine the requirement and community support for the Penrose & Wingello water supply and sewerage schemes.
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