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Regional water security projects shortlisted

14 November 2014
29 local infrastructure projects have been shortlisted for potential funding under the Government’s Water Security for Regions program.
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29 local infrastructure projects have been shortlisted for potential funding under the Government’s Water Security for Regions program.

The shortlisted projects include:

  • New pipelines in the Broken Hill, Cabonne, Orange, Tweed and Upper Hunter local government areas (LGAs).
  • Bore projects in Brewarrina, Conargo, Cowra, Gilgandra and Warrumbungle Shires.
  • Water supply upgrades in Bombala, Carrathool and Upper Lachlan Shires.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services Troy Grant said the shortlisted applicants now have 4 weeks to prepare formal applications to secure a share of up to $83 million in funding.

“Water Security for Regions was announced earlier this year as a key part of the Government’s efforts to provide improved water security for regional communities,” Mr Grant said.

The Regional Independent Assessment Panel, which includes representatives from NSW Farmers, NSW Local Government and Infrastructure NSW, selected the shortlist. The panel received 61 Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from 39 eligible local LGAs.

The total expected value of all 29 shortlisted water projects is $142.3 million.

Infrastructure NSW will brief all applicants to help them meet the 4 week deadline for final applications.

For the full list of shortlisted projects visit: www.insw.com.

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