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Critical water infrastructure for Nyngan, Hermidale and Cobar

The NSW Government will be hosting another round of information sessions next week to get local communities up to speed on the progress of critical water infrastructure, including 3 pump stations at Nyngan, Hermidale and Cobar and a proposed 110-kilometre pipeline.

The Department of Planning and Environment’s Director of Infrastructure Projects Andrew Lavelle said construction on the pump stations is set to commence in the second half of next year, while the final business case for the pipeline will be submitted to the NSW Government in the first half of 2024.

“As we edge closer to some major project milestones, it’s important we’re keeping locals across the ins and outs of what’s happening including sharing maps and concept designs for the pipeline and providing a timeline for the construction of the pump stations,” Mr Lavelle said.

“The project is fundamental to shoring up the region’s water reliability, so these drop-in sessions are a great opportunity for everyone to learn more about this project and we welcome any and all questions as well as feedback.

The information sessions will take place:

  • Monday 27 November
    • 3 pm - 4 pm, First Nations small business workshop to raise awareness on Tendering, Grants and Procurement, Cobar
  • Tuesday 28 November
    • 4 pm – 6 pm, Cobar RSL Club
  • Wednesday 29 November
    • 11 am - 1 pm, Nyngan RSL Club
    • 2 pm - 3 pm First Nations small business workshop to raise awareness on Tendering, Grants and Procurement, Nyngan

The project team will also meet with First Nations stakeholders to communicate project details and updates, listen to feedback, and share the outcomes of the review of Environment Factors report and the findings of cultural heritage assessment surveys.

“We’re also meeting with landholders who may be affected by the construction of the proposed pipeline.

“Our project team will go over potential impacts to property owners, including land access. This is a very important step in our consultation process and all feedback will be reviewed and considered carefully.”

The Nyngan to Cobar project will help shore up the region’s long-term water supply and reliability by replacing ageing infrastructure.

Stage 1 of the project will cost $46 million and has been co-funded by the NSW Government and the Australian Government, through the National Water Grid Fund.

For more information on the project and the drop-in sessions, visit Nyngan to Cobar pipeline project.

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