Kevin Humphries

SECURING MILPARINKA’S WATER SUPPLY

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

The small community of Milparinka has secured its water supply with a new project to will pump water into the settlement, thanks to a $46,800 NSW Government grant.

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said the project would make a huge difference to the local community where summer temperatures can reach 50°C.

“The town is currently in drought and the local dam is critically low. Water will soon have to be carted in from 100km away.

“Thanks to this grant, water will now be able to be pumped and desalinated from a bore that is within the town limits. This water will provide a reliable and clean water supply for the local community.

“The people of Milparinka live in a very remote corner of NSW, but welcome several thousand visitors each year thanks to the town’s heritage precinct and local hotel. Access to water is vital for locals and visitors alike,” Kevin Humphries said.

Minister for Racing Paul Toole said the project is funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program.

“More than $50 million in funding is being provided during this current term of government for projects across sport and recreation, emergency preparedness, and arts and culture.

“These grants are funded by a contribution from the state’s registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machines back into community projects,” Mr. Toole said.

New funding ranges have encouraged more diverse projects, with a streamlined application process that cuts red tape and allows for faster assessment.

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