Cobar Airport - Lighting and Pavement Upgrade

This project has received $2,500,000 in funding from the Restart NSW Fund Resources for Regions.

This project proposes an upgrade of the airport runway pavement and an upgrade of the runway lighting so the airport can continue to operate well into the future to the required standards.

The airport runway pavement (10,500m2) will be strengthened using lime stabilisation techniques, with a bitumen seal over the full runway, extending the life of the runway.

Lighting will be installed at 60m spacing to comply with CASA regulations. Thirty one lights will be installed each side of the runway, of which twenty nine will be white and two green.

 

Cobar Water Treatment Plant

This project has received $7,800,000 in funding from the Restart NSW Fund Resources for Regions and will utilise $200,000 in Cobar Shire Council Funds.

This funding will replace the existing water treatment plant with a new water treatment plant on a new site.

The project will:

  • Design and construct a new 8.0 ML per day Water Treatment Plant;
  • Break into the line to the existing Fort Bourke and connect the new plant;
  • Establish power to the site;
  • Construct a new clear water tank;
  • Construct a new access road to the Plant.

 

Cobar Sewerage Scheme Upgrade and Expansion

This project has received $2,100,000 in funding from the Restart NSW Fund Resources for Regions and will utilise $100,000 in Cobar Shire Council Funds.

Four specific activities have been assembled to upgrade Cobar’s sewerage system, with three of these focussing primarily on the sewerage treatment plant (STP) and the main sewerage pumping station (SPS) that feeds it.  The remaining project focuses on extending a centralised sewerage system into an area that is currently serviced by septic tanks.

The four specific activities are:

  • Sewerage Chlorination Facility - The construction of a chlorination facility on the effluent reuse arrangement to bring the scheme up to current industry practice and allow it to obtain formal Section 60 Approval from the NSW Government.  This will allow the reuse scheme to be extended to Heritage Park and other locations.
  • Sewerage Lagoon Upgrade Works - The reinstatement of the earthen embankments in the effluent lagoons in the sewerage treatment plant.  This will involve the clearing of the current vegetation and the stabilisation of the embankments to ensure their ongoing structural integrity.
  • Expansion of Sewerage System - Construction of a pressure sewerage system to service the currently non-serviced area in East Cobar. This area includes both residential and commercial properties.  A centralised sewerage system will encourage expansion in the subdivision, particularly of the commercial outlets if the mining industry remains strong and capitalises on the falling Australian Dollar.  Most of this expansion is support type industry to the mining sector.
  • Ward Oval Pumping Station - Refurbishment of the main sewerage pumping station that services the sewerage treatment plant as the civil structure is showing signs of degradation due to exposure to corrosive sewerage.

 

Cobar Water Board - Pipeline Replacement and Pumping System Upgrade

This project has received $5,000,000 in funding from the Restart NSW Fund Resources for Regions and will utilise $5,700,000 in Cobar Water Board Funds.

The Project provides for part of the 1964 era 300mm diameter mild steel, mortar-cement lined pipeline to be replaced with a third pipeline to replace the most critical section of the existing pipeline that is in the advanced state of corrosion and failing.  The project also includes a number of measures to extend the life of the remaining pipeline and to improve the reliability and pumping efficiency of the water supply pipeline system.

The project will:

  • Review Cobar Raw Water Storage Efficiency;
  • Test then renovate or replace interconnecting isolation valves;
  • Replace air release valves;
  • Evaluate and reconfigure Hermidale pump station to a booster role;
  • Evaluate the single pipe operation capacity for extended periods;
  • Identify first stage of pipeline replacement project and pipeline replacement.

 

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