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Water Security now for Nimmitabel

A secure water supply for Nimmitabel moves a step closer with the turning of the sod on the Lake Wallace Dam project.

Member for Monaro John Barilaro was joined by NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services Troy Grant and Cooma-Monaro Shire Council representatives at the commencement of works ceremony today.

Mr Barilaro said it was a great day for the local community.

“This is very welcome news for the community of Nimmitabel, which has endured years of water restrictions and most recently battled level six water restrictions,” Mr Barilaro said.

“I am proud the NSW Government has worked in partnership with Cooma-Monaro Shire Council and the Federal Government to make the Lake Wallace Dam a reality.

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has delivered $5.3 million under the Water Security for Regions fund for this vital $6.5 million project. The NSW Government’s decision to fund the Lake Wallace dam shows how committed we are to delivering reliable water supplies for regional NSW.”

“Today is a wonderful day for our community and I’m proud to show the Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader the site and the start of what will be a terrific investment for generations to come in Nimmitabel.”

Mr Barilaro said the Water Security for the Regions program was improving water infrastructure for communities, farmers and regional industries across the State.

“The NSW Government’s $366 million investment in this program will secure good quality, reliable water supplies for our regional communities,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals are focused on facing the challenge of securing regional water supplies and this project is an example of a responsible Government tackling the backlog of projects the previous Labor Government left behind.”

Mr Barilaro said he was honoured to have the NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services Troy Grant in Nimmitabel for the momentous occasion.

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