$28.3 MILLION QUIPOLLY WATER PROJECT LAUNCH
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said accessing clean, fresh water is a basic right and today the launch of the $28.3 million Quipolly Water Project will ensure Werris Creek residents are closer to having a secure and improved supply.
Mr Anderson said all three levels of government combined to provide a substantial funding contribution to the town and its residents.
“We know that drought proofing is more important than ever,” Mr Anderson said.
“As I drive around the Electorate I can see the impacts of drought and the devastation it causes communities.
“This project gives us a measure of security and also provides fresh, clean running water for Werris Creek.
“This will have a positive impact on growing Werris Creek and the surrounding rural communities, giving increasing opportunity for business growth.
“$10 million from the NSW Government, $10 million from the Federal Government and the remainder from the Liverpool Plains Shire Council, shows three tiers of government working successfully together.
“For Mr and Mrs Smith in Gordon Street, Werris Creek, this will mean the end of mineral scale deposits in and around their pipes, their kettles and their hot water services”, Mr Anderson concluded.
The project is one of the largest capital investments on the Liverpool Plains and includes:
• A new state of the art water treatment plant at Quipolly Dam;
• New pipeline from the new water treatment plant to Werris Creek;
• A new water reservoir at Werris Creek; and,
• A new pipeline connecting Werris Creek and Quirindi.