FUNDING SECURED FOR WERRIS CREEK WATER TREATMENT PLANT UPGRADE
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson and Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen have today announced a $10 million commitment to the Liverpool Plains Regional Water Supply Scheme through the NSW Government’s Safe and Secure Water Program.
The funding will allow Liverpool Plains Shire Council to complete a series of works to secure water supplies for the region.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said “Thanks to this funding, work can now begin on vital water storage and delivery of infrastructure in a region that is expecting significant growth over the coming decades”.
“Among the proposed works is a new water treatment plant and storage tank in Werris Creek. The current water treatment plant was built in the 1930s and is now struggling to produce the amount of fresh water needed.
“I’m thrilled this Government has recognised the urgency for the Werris Creek community and committed funding for this and other water security projects.
“Other works proposed include an additional high level reservoir at Werris Creek and a new raw water pump station to transfer water from Quipolly Dam to the water treatment plant,” Mr Anderson said.
Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen said the funding will help drought proof towns like Werris Creek and Quirindi.
“These works will see improvements in water quality, storage and transportation across the Liverpool Plains region.
“Through programs such as this the NSW Government is showing it is committed to meeting the needs of growing regional communities and ensuring water security, public health and environmental outcomes for the future,” Mr Johnsen said.
The NSW Government’s $1 billion Safe and Secure Water Program provides regional NSW with opportunities to secure water supply and facilitate economic growth.