Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen today announced a $10 million commitment to the Liverpool Plains Regional Water Supply Scheme through the NSW Government’s Safe and Secure Water Program.
Mr Johnsen said the funding will allow Liverpool Plains Shire Council to complete a series of works to secure water supplies for the region, and will help drought proof towns like Werris Creek and Quirindi.
“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.
“As a member of this Government I have long championed this project and its importance to our Liverpools Plains region, so I am delighted this $10 Million commitment for our local water security has been confirmed.
“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 Johnsen said.
“These works will see improvements in water quality, storage and transportation across our Liverpool Plains region.
“Through programs such as this, the Nationals in Government are showing their ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of growing regional communities and ensuring water security, public health and environmental outcomes for the future,” Mr Johnsen concluded.
The NSW Government’s $1 billion Safe and Secure Water Program provides regional NSW with opportunities to secure water supply and facilitate economic growth.