Kempsey water works shortlisted in NSW budget, to be announced Tuesday

Funds for work on Kempsey’s water supply are set to be included in the 2017-18 NSW Budget, to be announced on Tuesday, June 20. 

The Central Kempsey and the Bowraville Waste Water projects have been shortlisted for funding as part of the State Government’s $1 billion Safe and Secure Water program.   

Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said the program has been set up to ensure regional NSW communities have access to high-quality, reliable and affordable water that meets modern environmental and health standards.

“It is great to see both the Central Kempsey and the Bowraville Waste Water projects shortlisted to receive funding under the new Safe and Secure Water Program, and I will be working closely with Kempsey Shire and Nambucca Shire throughout the funding assessment to ensure these project demonstrates value for money,” Ms Pavey said.

“If funding is approved, these projects ensure the right infrastructure in place for the people and businesses of Bowraville and Kempsey.”

Ms Pavey said she will also be working right across the electorate so that the highest priority water projects are ready to receive funding under the Safe and Secure Water Program.

“The NSW Government will draw on a new catchment-wide framework to guide the prioritisation of projects, and I encourage participants to think strategically about the projects that benefit communities, businesses and industry the most.” 

Elsewhere in the budget, schools around the state look set to receive substantial funds for infrastructure projects, although it is unclear if any schools in the Macleay will be included.

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