Assets Team

Consultation has concluded

Do you live in the Balmoral area? How do you access drinking water? Would an extension of Council's town water service help you?

As part of our ongoing work in improving the services we deliver, Council is seeking feedback from the community about the possible introduction of a water supply service to Balmoral.

Our staff have identified a number of villages which may wish to connect to a reliable water service in the next 10 to 20 years and are commencing the very early and tentative stages of community consultation to determine whether Council should commence design work or just keep it listed as a possibility in the distant future.

You're invited to provide your opinions and assist us in determining the level of interest in a town water scheme.

HAVE YOUR SAY:

  • Check out the information kit in the Document Library
  • Complete the survey by 20 February 2015

After the closing date a council report will be created recommending a course of action for the Balmoral Water Supply Scheme. Community feedback will be included in this report and will be a determining factor. If you have any further questions about the survey or the proposed services please use the 'Ask a Question' tool below or call the Water and Sewer Asset team on 4868 0888.

Council assures complete confidentiality with regard to personal information and survey responses will remain anonymous when reported to Council.

Do you live in the Balmoral area? How do you access drinking water? Would an extension of Council's town water service help you?

As part of our ongoing work in improving the services we deliver, Council is seeking feedback from the community about the possible introduction of a water supply service to Balmoral.

Our staff have identified a number of villages which may wish to connect to a reliable water service in the next 10 to 20 years and are commencing the very early and tentative stages of community consultation to determine whether Council should commence design work or just keep it listed as a possibility in the distant future.

You're invited to provide your opinions and assist us in determining the level of interest in a town water scheme.

HAVE YOUR SAY:

  • Check out the information kit in the Document Library
  • Complete the survey by 20 February 2015

After the closing date a council report will be created recommending a course of action for the Balmoral Water Supply Scheme. Community feedback will be included in this report and will be a determining factor. If you have any further questions about the survey or the proposed services please use the 'Ask a Question' tool below or call the Water and Sewer Asset team on 4868 0888.

Council assures complete confidentiality with regard to personal information and survey responses will remain anonymous when reported to Council.

Consultation has concluded
  • Balmoral water supply to be deferred

    over 3 years ago

    Based on the results of community surveys it was recommended that the proposed water scheme be deferred and a similar consultation process be undertaken in five years to determine if the community needs have changed. Staff reported they were not aware of any legislative requirement/s for Council to provide water and sewerage services to unserviced areas unless specifically required by health or catchment management authorities. Council has not received any such advice for the Balmoral area.

    COUNCIL RESOLUTION

    Upon consideration of a report to the 25 March 2015 meeting, Wingecarribee Shire Council resolved:

    1. THAT the proposed Balmoral water supply scheme be deferred by five years from 2016-2019 to 2021-2024.
    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 2020 to determine the requirement and community support for the Balmoral water supply and sewerage schemes.
    Further information can be found in the 25 March 2015 agenda (report on page 55) and minutes of Council.


    SURVEY RESULTS

    60 or 36% of property owners responded to the survey. Of those who responded 13% (8) completed the online survey and 87% (52) completed the paper survey. A summary of responses to two key questions follows:

    Question 1: Of the three options outlined in the information kit, which suits you most?

    · Option 1 – Water service provided, no wastewater

    · Option 2 – Water service provided, plans for wastewater

    · Option 3 – No water or wastewater services provided

    Response: Of the 60 surveys received 51% (31) 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?

    Response: 40% (23) of properties who completed the survey indicated they would not connect.

    Based on the results of community surveys it was recommended that the proposed water scheme be deferred and a similar consultation process be undertaken in five years to determine if the community needs have changed. Staff reported they were not aware of any legislative requirement/s for Council to provide water and sewerage services to unserviced areas unless specifically required by health or catchment management authorities. Council has not received any such advice for the Balmoral area.

    COUNCIL RESOLUTION

    Upon consideration of a report to the 25 March 2015 meeting, Wingecarribee Shire Council resolved:

    1. THAT the proposed Balmoral water supply scheme be deferred by five years from 2016-2019 to 2021-2024.
    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 2020 to determine the requirement and community support for the Balmoral water supply and sewerage schemes.
    Further information can be found in the 25 March 2015 agenda (report on page 55) and minutes of Council.


    SURVEY RESULTS

    60 or 36% of property owners responded to the survey. Of those who responded 13% (8) completed the online survey and 87% (52) completed the paper survey. A summary of responses to two key questions follows:

    Question 1: Of the three options outlined in the information kit, which suits you most?

    · Option 1 – Water service provided, no wastewater

    · Option 2 – Water service provided, plans for wastewater

    · Option 3 – No water or wastewater services provided

    Response: Of the 60 surveys received 51% (31) 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?

    Response: 40% (23) of properties who completed the survey indicated they would not connect.

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

    over 3 years ago

    PENROSE AND WINGELLO - May 2014

    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...

    PENROSE AND WINGELLO - May 2014

    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.

    COUNCIL RESOLUTION

    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.