ANDERSON CALLS FOR DUNGOWAN DAM TO STREAM AHEAD

 

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has met with Tamworth Regional Council Mayor Col Murray at Dungowan Dam to discuss the future of water security for Tamworth and the region.

 

Mr Anderson said Dungowan Dam is critical to Tamworth’s water security supplying 40 per cent of Tamworth’s water needs. But it’s not enough. We need to capture more water for future growth and in preparation for the dry times that will inevitably come again.

 

“$850,000 has been made available to undertake a feasibility study to look at building another Dam in Dungowan and it is important that Water NSW acts quickly to ensure these funds are utilised.

 

“We are a growing city and region and the demand for water will increase so we have to keep working on capturing more water so that we do not risk running out in the future. The Chaffey Dam upgrade is now complete and the next step Dungowan Dam.

 

“I need to see work commence on the study now, the sooner the work commences, the sooner we can have an idea of what options are available and the sooner we can start chasing funds for the project.

 

“This is about finding long term solutions to our local water security which underpins the social, environmental and economic prosperity of our community.

 

“Because water security is vital to our community I will continue to push for this study to be conducted promptly so that we can continue planning for future development within our region.”

 

Mr Anderson has requested a meeting with Minister for Primary Industries, Lands and Water Niall Blair to discuss the project and reiterate the importance of water security to the Tamworth community.

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