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Council responds to water treatment plant

29 Dec 2017

Whitehorse City Council has responded to plans by Yarra Valley Water to locate a water treatment plant to service residents of a neighbouring Council area in the City of Whitehorse.

Whitehorse Mayor, Councillor Andrew Davenport said at an Ordinary Council Meeting on Monday 11 December 2017 a Notice of Motion was passed, expressing Council’s opposition to the project being located in the City of Whitehorse.

The Motion included;

  1. Write to Yarra Valley Water (YVW) Board Chair and advise that Whitehorse City Council does not support the site for the proposed project being located on any land within the City of Whitehorse including sites owned by Council.
  2. Advise YVW of our disappointment with the consultation process undertaken during September and October, led by a three person independent panel.

Cr Davenport said Council had serious concerns about the proposed location of the water treatment plant.

“There will be significant disruption to residents during the construction phase, plus the loss of trees and public open space in the municipality.

“We have written to the Chair of Yarra Valley Water to express Council’s opposition to the project and will continue to advocate for the best interests of Whitehorse residents.”

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