MidCoast Water and MidCoast Council integration
June 28, 2017
The NSW Minister for Environment, Local Government and Heritage, Gabrielle Upton, has approved the proposal to dissolve MidCoast Water and move its functions into MidCoast Council, effective July 1, 2017.
After carefully considering the proposal and representations received during the public consultatoin process, Minister Upton recommended to the Governor the proposal be implemented and a proclamation has been issued to this effect.
The announcement follows the resolutions made by both MidCoast Water and MidCoast Council in December 2016.
After careful consideration of the options for the future delivery of water and sewer services to the MidCoast community, the proposal outlined staff and operational efficiencies estimated at over $3 million per year achieved through the integration of functions, which will ultimately deliver cost savings for the community.
The community is assured nothing will change from a service delivery perspective from July 1, and the integration is being well planned to avoid any disruption to services.
MidCoast Water has successfully provided quality water related services to our community for 20 years and, as part of Mid Coast Council, will continue to focus on the delivery drinking water and the protection of our environment.
Customers experiencing service difficulties or with account queries should continue to use MidCoast Water’s 1300 133 455 customer service line.
For more information on the integration see:
Information relating to the proposal and the process undertaken over the past six months can be accessed below.
- frequently asked questions
- the integration process
- Statement by the Administrator
- Read the advertisement placed by the State Government
- Read the full council report