A new $720,000 water treatment plant is providing safe and reliable access to water for Tomingley thanks to funding from the NSW and Federal Governments and Narromine Shire Council.
Nationals Member for Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said safe and secure drinking water is a basic human right and this project will safeguard Tomingley’s water supply for decades to come.
“Everyone deserves access to safe and secure water which is why the government stepped in to support Narromine Shire Council with funding to replace the old plant and deliver infrastructure that is fit for the 21st century,” Mr Saunders said.
“The upgraded infrastructure will support current and future development opportunities in Tomingley including the potential expansion of Tomingley gold mines.”
Federal Nationals Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the previous water treatment plant was built in the 1960s and had reached the end of its life.
“Replacing ageing water infrastructure will give residents and visitors access to a secure water supply that has the capacity to meet the demands of future generations,” Mr Coulton said.
Narromine Shire Council Mayor Craig Davies said council could not have funded the new Tomingley Water Treatment Plant without the support of the State and Federal Governments.
“We have been planning to replace the Tomingley Water Treatment Plant for years, so I’m thrilled we’ve finally been able deliver this much needed infrastructure project to make the village an even greater place to live, play and work,” Mayor Davies said.
This project was made possible through a co-funding agreement including $300,000 from the NSW Government’s Safe and Secure Water Program, $320,000 from the Federal Government and $100,000 from Narromine Shire Council.
The Safe and Secure Water Program is a $1 billion regional infrastructure program established in 2017 that helps co-fund eligible water and sewerage projects in regional NSW.
For more information on the Safe and Secure Water Program visit: https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/water/plans-programs/infrastructure-programs/safe-and-secure-water-program