The structural integrity and safety of Tenterfield Dam will be enhanced following approval for the calling of tenders to undertake the necessary works, Thomas George Member for Lismore announced today.

“The NSW Government will provide 50 per cent of the tender price for strengthening upgrade works of the Tenterfield Creek Dam which was constructed in 1931,” said Mr George.

“These important works are necessary to meet current dam safety requirements to ensure the dam safely passes flood carrying capacity and lowers the risk profile.”

Tenterfield Shire Council Mayor, Peter Petty, said Council is very appreciative of the funding made available from the NSW Government and the support of Thomas George for this important infrastructure.

Mr George said he was pleased to be able to support Tenterfield Shire Council in this important undertaking, which will improve the safety of the dam and help protect both people and property downstream of the Tenterfield Creek Dam.

“The NSW Government is committed to helping local councils and water authorities to deliver reliable, affordable and sustainable water supplies and sewerage systems to NSW communities through the Country Towns Water Supply and Sewerage Program.

“Under the Liberal and National Government, over $121 million has been provided through the program to deliver over 90 new water supply and sewerage projects.”

More information on the Country Towns Water Supply and Sewerage Program is available on DPI Water’s website - www.water.nsw.gov.au.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.