Residents of the rural township of Curlewis are now closer to a guaranteed water supply, with today marking the official sod turn of the $5.2 million Curlewis Pipeline Project.
Federal Member for Parkes was joined by Mayor of Gunnedah Shire Council, Jamie Chaffey, Gunnedah Shire Council staff and representatives from TCM Civil Pty Ltd at the Curlewis Community Hall for the milestone.
“I am pleased that the Gunnedah Shire Council’s Curlewis Pipeline Project will soon be underway, thanks to a $2.6 million-dollar grant from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund,” Mr Coulton said.
“The Curlewis Pipeline will improve water quality, storage capacity and water security for Curlewis, as well as create growth in employment, resources and services within the community.”
The Project involves the installation of a 15.8 kilometre pipeline from Wandobah Road, via Blackjack Forest Road, Booloocooroo and Preston roads to Curlewis, the construction of two 500 kilolitre concrete storage reservoirs and a disinfection dosing station.
Construction is expected to be completed in March 2019.
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