Lockhart Shire nestles in the heart of the Riverina and is one of it's most productive agricultural and pastoral areas.
Water & Sewerage
Water throughout the townships in the Shire is supplied and administered by Riverina Water. Their head office is in Wagga Wagga.
Problems with broken or leaking water pipes and water metres should be referred to Riverina Water on (02) 6922 0608.
Council operates three sewerage schemes located within the Shire at Lockhart, The Rock and Yerong Creek. These schemes operate with reasonable efficiency due to the residential nature of the townships.
Council also operates an effluent reuse scheme at Lockhart, which significantly reduces flow discharged from the plant.
Sewer Extension- The Rock
Council is planning on undertaking sewer extension in the township of The Rock on the south-east side of the Olympic Highway.
The project is proposed to be completed in two stages. Design works are well underway and the following documents are provided to answer questions property owners may have regarding the scheme.
Pollution Monitoring Data
The NSW Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (POELA Act) has introduced changes to improve the public's access to information about the environmental performance of licensed facilities.
Licensees are required to publish pollution monitoring data collected as a result of a licence condition, in accordance with Section 66(6) of the POEO Act.
Council has two (2) licenced premises, these being:
- Lockhart Sewerage Treatment Works and Effluent Reuse Area
- The Rock Sewage Treatment Works
Monitoring data collected from these licensed premises will be published on Council's website. To access the latest data please click on the link below. You can also obtain a copy of the map by clicking on the titles.
- Treatment Works and Effluent Reuse Area - Monitoring Data
- Lockhart STP Monitoring Points
- The Rock STP Monitoring Points
Pollution Incident Response Management Plans (PIRMP)
These Pollution Incident Response Management Plans (PIRMP) have been prepared in accordance with the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (POELA Act) and reflects the requirements specified in the Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) Guidelines: Preparation of pollution incident response management plans, March 2012.
It identifies the hazards to the environment associated with Lockhart and The Rock Treatment Plants and their operations; provides pre-emptive measures to reduce such hazards, details the essential contact and communication mechanisms in the case of an incident. You can also obtain a copy of each PIRMP by clicking on the titles below.