Minister for Lands and Water Niall Blair has announced the completion of work to construct a 200 megalitre off-stream storage dam as part of the Water Supply Augmentation Project to provide improved water security for the Kyogle community.

Mr Blair was joined today by Member for Lismore Thomas George to inspect the new facility.

“The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that regional communities such as Kyogle continue to have a secure and safe water system for years to come,” Mr Blair said.

“Five years of strong economic management in NSW is paying dividends through improved infrastructure and services right across the state.

“This has enabled funds for the Kyogle project to be drawn from our Restart NSW fund, which includes the proceeds of long-term leases of our ports.

“This process, which was opposed at every stage by NSW Labor and The Greens, has seen the NSW Government allocate more than $1 billion to regional environmental and water security projects across the state.”

Member for Lismore Thomas George said that this completed work will be of great benefit to the local community.

“It is fantastic to see the progress of the work and inspect the completed dam which will bring environmental and economic benefits to the Kyogle area,” Mr George said.

“This project is another great example of the collaborative effort between the NSW Government and local Council to deliver important infrastructure for our regional communities.”

The project has been delivered through the Restart NSW Water Security for Regions Program and jointly funded by the NSW Government ($6.9 million) , NSW Environmental Trust ($100,000), NSW Recreational Fishing Trust ($40,000), Local Government NSW ($70,000) and Kyogle Council ($1.1 million).

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.