2023-03 Update on water infrastructure upgrades for JBT

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The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (the Department), Shoalhaven Water and Beca Hunter H20 had a productive meeting with the Jervis Bay Territory (JBT) community on 1 February to discuss the progress and construction phase of the Jervis Bay water infrastructure project.

As a result of requests made by the community, the submission date for comments on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the project has been extended until Wednesday, 1 March 2023.

The information session was well attended by members from the JBT community, who were able to raise any questions or concerns with the Department and experts about the new water main bringing high quality potable water to the Stoney Creek Reservoir.

Some of the discussion points during the evening related to the processes for project approvals in the JBT, continuing connection to traditional water sources, as well as confirmation of the continued ownership of Lake Windermere by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council, and its ongoing use for recreational and other purposes.

The REF is available for viewing during business hours at Shoalhaven City Council’s Administration Centres at Nowra and Ulladulla, The Jervis Bay Administration Centre or can be viewed at https://www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/Council/Access-to-Information/Documents-on-Exhibition.

All comments and submissions on the REF can be made to the Chief Executive Officer, Shoalhaven City Council, PO Box 42, Nowra 2541, emailed to council@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au or faxed to (02) 4422 1816 before close of business on Wednesday, 1 March 2023.

If any members of the community wish for a further information session, they can contact territories_projects@infrastructure.gov.au