$2.495m secured for Boggabri Waste Water Project
Narrabri Shire Council has secured $2,495,000 from the latest round of Resources for Regions, a NSW Government program designed to support regional communities impacted by mining activity.
Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries welcomed the funding, saying the Boggabri waste water project would deliver significant benefits for the local community.
“The upgrade of the sewage treatment plant and remediation of structure, plant and equipment at Boggabri waste water is being equally funded between Council and the NSW Government,” Mr Humphries said.
“The Boggabri community has been pushing for this for a while and I commend Council for making the project a priority and securing the necessary funding.
“This project has been selected for funding because it demonstrates value for money and will make a significant contribution to economic and social growth in our community.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Development John Barilaro said the Government had determined the funding following recommendations from Infrastructure NSW and an independent panel’s review of 67 initial expressions of interest.
“Resources for Regions demonstrates the NSW Government’s commitment to ensuring jobs growth and better lifestyles in regional NSW,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The Resources for Regions program provides funding to support real projects which help to relieve the pressure that some communities are under as a direct result of mining activity, and ensure long term economic viability.”
The NSW Liberals & Nationals have dedicated $255 million to community infrastructure projects through the Resources for Regions program since 2011.
For more information, visit www.industry.nsw.gov.au/resourcesforregions