Rural landholders in the Federal Electorate of Parkes are set to benefit from a better water supply thanks to $4.51 million worth of projects to be funded in the Great Artesian Basin.
The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the money would be spent on initiatives that would both save water, and boost water pressure in western New South Wales communities.
“The money will go into bore upgrades, such as capping and piping free-flowing bores, covering open bore drains, and rolling out modern water systems on farms,” Mr Coulton said.
‘With the Great Artesian Basin such an important resource to farmers and communities across Parkes, it is great that we will soon see new projects being delivered on the ground’
“Cutting the volume of water that is wasted will see water pressure increase in communities that rely on the basin for their water supply.
“Previous capping and piping programmes have resulted in an increase in water pressure in recent years and this further investment will see this continue.
‘I welcome the announcement and look forward to the announcement of the projects to be funded under the Program in New South Wales.”