New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro
New South Wales Minister for Western New South Wales Adam Marshall
New South Wales Minister for Water Melinda Pavey
Priority Water Infrastructure Delivered In Cobar
Victor P Taffa
Two major water projects were officially opened in Cobar today with a brand-new water treatment plant and upgrades to the Nyngan-Cobar twin pipelines now complete thanks to the New South Wales Nationals in government.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional New South Wales John Barilaro and Minister for Western New South Wales Adam Marshall visited Cobar to announce completion of the $15.5 Million water treatment plant project and the $5.5 Million twin pipeline upgrades to ensure future water security for the town.
“New water treatment plant has replaced an ageing water treatment plant that had water quality issues and was operating beyond its capacity in a town that is already dealing with one of the worst droughts on record.” Deputy Premier Barilaro said.
“This has been a high priority project for Cobar for many years and is just one of a number of important water projects being delivered here, including the Nyngan-Cobar twin pipelines project.”
“There are still tough times ahead and we will continue to work closely with our regional communities, like Cobar, to provide assistance and support during this drought and continue to deliver high-priority water projects.” Deputy Premier Barilaro said.
Minister for Western New South Wales Adam Marshall said that the New South Wales Government has also funded the $6.9 Million Cobar reticulation project to fix pipework to further improve water quality and the $2.1 Million Cobar sewer upgrade.
“Providing assistance to our regional communities during the drought is a key priority for government, but continuing to invest in water and wastewater infrastructure also remains a long-term strategy.” Minister Marshall said.
Minister for Water Melinda Pavey said the government was committed to continuing to improve water security and wastewater reliability for communities right across regional New South Wales.
“New South Wales Government is ensuring that every person in rural and regional New South Wales will have access to safe, reliable water services to meet their basic needs.” Minister Pavey said.
“That is why we have the Safe and Secure Water Program and its predecessor, the Water Security for Regions Program.”
Cobar Shire Mayor Lilliane Brady said the Cobar Water Treatment Plant had been a great project.
“It will take Cobar into the future and I congratulate everyone who was involved, especially the New South Wales Government for funding the project.” Mayor Brady said.