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Western Bay Plenty of Plenty District Council has approved the Ongare
Point community wastewater scheme in response to a majority of residents voting
The scheme will see 62 properties located within an existing Bay of
Plenty Regional Council septic tank maintenance zone connected to a centralised
A new treatment plant for managing wastewater from these properties
will be built on rural land next to the urban zone.
The on-site wastewater storage chamber will be built with a discharge
pump for conveying the wastewater liquid to a centralised treatment site.
To date a community vote has returned support from 62 percent of
residents and this is expected to rise when voting closes. Council required
consensus from 50 percent of residents for the scheme to proceed.
There is also strong support from residents to pay up front per
property, with a small minority preferring to go for the longer term 15-year
pay-off at $1570 per year.
Expected landowner contribution to the scheme will be between
$14,800-$15,800 (including GST), which is similar to the recently approved Te
Puna West wastewater scheme.
The estimated $2.8 million scheme will be funded from Western Bay
Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, with property owners funding the
balance of $930,000 including GST.
Project costs for the scheme cannot be finalised until the contract has
been tendered out and site investigations completed.