The Wyangala Dam Wall Raising Project has provided an update following the recently released 2022-23 NSW Budget.
The NSW Government stating that the project is still on track despite recent media coverage about the NSW State Budget, which raised questions about the project’s future, it says its work on the Wyangala Dam Wall Raising project continues.
“There is no change in the NSW Government’s decision to proceed,” it said in an update email with a newsletter attached.
“The NSW Minister for Water, Kevin Anderson has also publicly restated his 100 per cent commitment to the success of the Wyangala and Dungowan projects in recent weeks.”
It stated that the final business case is progressing, and it is forging ahead on early works at the Wyangala Water Treatment Plant.
Work to deliver up to 800,000 litres of clean drinking water every day has started at the new $5.1 million Wyangala Water Treatment Plant.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the treatment plant was a great step forward for the community and regional economy.
“It’s fantastic, this project has already injected $820,000 into the local economy,” said Ms Cooke.
“Turning on the tap to fill your glass with clean, treated water is something millions of Australians do every minute of every day, I’m pleased Wyangala village will finally have infrastructure in place that will enable them to do the same,” Ms Cooke said.
Ms Cooke said the project’s principal contractor, Enviropacific Services, aimed to employ one-third of its workforce locally.
“Seventeen local businesses have already been engaged, including companies providing fabrication, electrical installation, civil engineering, earthworks and surveying services,” Ms Cooke said.
The new infrastructure will make Wyangala an even better place to live, work and visit. It’s great news for local businesses.
The Water Treatment Plant will be owned and operated by Cowra Shire Council when work is finished in early 2023.