By NATALIE HUNT
NOBODY could possibly be more excited about a sewerage system than Pat O'Connor.
The Burringbar resident was excited to see NSW Utilities Minister David Campbell yesterday, formalising the state government's announcement of funding to provide reticulated sewerage systems for the small village.
For years the residents of Burringbar have been without vital sewerage infrastructure.
Mr O'Connor said with the funding now set in stone the people of Burringbar would be over the moon.
"Everybody in the district will be doing somersaults once the word is spread," he said.
Tweed MP Neville Newell accompanied Mr Campbell on his visit to Burringbar yesterday.
Mr Newell said he had been relentlessly lobbying for the increase to the Country Towns Water Supply and Sewerage Program for a number of years and he was delighted with the outcome.
"Morris Iemma has now announced an extra $160 million funding for the program, bringing total support for the project to over $1 billion," he said.
"The extra funding means the program can be extended until 2014-2015 and help Tweed Shire Council and 53 other projects."
Mr Campbell and Mr Newell also announced an $11,000 grant to the Burringbar Reserve Trust towards the building of change rooms and storage sheds for the community sporting clubs.
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