State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, will today meet the new Managing Director of Hunter Water and the Wallsend flood mitigation works will be top of the agenda.
Hunter Water and the City of Newcastle have been working collaboratively to find a solution to the ongoing flooding problem. The City of Newcastle has completed the first stage of works to replace the three bridges in the Wallsend CBD, with the Tyrrell Street Bridge replaced.
Ms Hornery will be seeking an update on the works required by Hunter Water on their infrastructure in the Wallsend CBD.
Quotes attributable to State Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery MP
“I look forward to meeting the new Managing Director and discussing a number of issues for the Wallsend electorate.”
“Water security and the Wallsend flood mitigation works will certainly be high on the agenda.”
“It is now 13 years since the Pasha Bulker storm and the flood that devastated the Wallsend CBD and we are finally seeing some work start.”
“The City of Newcastle have put in place a plan to replace the three Wallsend CBD bridges. I have been working with them to try and secure some State Government money and will continue to do so.”
“I have been critical of the Government for taking a $100m dividend from Hunter Water this year. That $100m could have and should have been used to finish the necessary flood mitigation works in the Wallsend CBD.”
“I look forward to hearing what Hunter Water has planned in terms of the Wallsend flood mitigation works, to complement the works being done by the City of Newcastle.”