We need more water infrastructure

Our communities are in the middle of a terrible drought, and water supplies are running low.

There are environmental groups that not only oppose building new dams, but want to take even more precious water away from our rural and regional communities. For too long inner-city bureaucrats and environmentalists stood in the way of building dams, which are widely considered to be one of the best ways to get through droughts on this dry continent.

Dams help to balance water delivery during times of drought. By building dams now, we can create much-needed jobs in drought-affected areas, while ensuring that when it does rain we can capture as much of that water as possible.

The Nationals in Government are cutting through red and green tape and we are delivering critical water infrastructure projects, including new and expanded dam projects.

Stage 1 of the delivery of the Wyangala Dam and the Dungowan Dam projects are underway, and we are investigating building a third dam on the Mole River.

Deputy Premier and Minister for NSW John Barilaro says it’s time to get on with building dams and the we are on track to have shovels in the ground for the $1 billion state significant dam projects.

“The time is now to build dams in NSW, to be bold in our vision for regional communities and take control of our future,” Mr Barilaro said. “We are disadvantaging future generations if we don’t learn our lesson in this drought and build more dams now. Today we set a new precedent for building dams in NSW that will act as the blueprint for growing the prosperity in our regions by investing in our state’s water security.” 

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