Kevin Humphries


Wednesday, 5 March 2019

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries said today that local Councils across the Barwon Electorate have secured more $6 million in funding to improve water security and upgrade water infrastructure in their communities, under the NSW Government’s $1 billion Safe and Secure Water Program.

“The Barwon Electorate is set to receive funding for scoping studies, business cases and infrastructure upgrades, all targeting water services across the electorate.

“As the demand on Barwon’s water systems continues to grow, we must be proactive in ensuring we build critical infrastructure to deliver high-quality water services.

“Many systems and services across the electorate are aging and are in need of a replacement or upgrade to ensure the infrastructure can continue to effectively support the needs of our communities.

“This Government is committed to actively supporting and protecting the future of our region by ensuring communities have access to critical infrastructure when they need it most.”

The Nationals candidate for Barwon, Andrew Shier welcomed the announcement, saying that residents across the electorate are struggling with ongoing drought conditions and securing reliable water services is of critical importance to many communities.

“Whether it’s a new water treatment plant or replacing outdated systems or services, the Safe & Secure Water Program will make a real difference to local communities across the Barwon Electorate,” Andrew Schier said.

Projects awarded under the Safe and Secure Water Program include:

• $75,000 to assist in the Broken Hill’s Wills Street Sewage Treatment Plant Replacement
• Up to $2.5 million in funding to support the replacement of the Ivanhoe Water Treatment Plant
• Up to $3.5 million in funding to support the replacement of the Wilcannia Water Treatment Plant
• $60,000 Wilcannia Township Gravity Sewer Scheme – scoping study
• $82,500 for the Condobolin Water Supply System upgrade project scoping study
• $60,000 for the Condobolin Sewerage Scheme Upgrade scoping study
• $60,000 for a scoping study to identify strategies to improve Coonamble and Gulargambone Hospital water security.
• $141,000 for a scoping study into Coonamble’s water security.
• $43,500 for the Nymagee Water Security Project scoping study
• $29,250 for a scoping study into the water security and quality of Euabalong and Euabalong West
• $397,000 to support the Binnaway sewerage scheme business case
• $41,250 for 8 off, Water Supply System Instrumentation, Monitoring and Automation Upgrades
• $750,000 to upgrade the Baradine Water Treatment plant
• $253,000 to support the Gilgandra Sewerage System Rehabilitation business case
• $240,000 to the Coonamble Sewage Treatment Plant scoping study
• $72,000 toward Coonamble Water Treatment Plant Sedimentation Lagoon Improvement

Following an assessment process, councils secured funding under the Safe and Secure Water Program in February this year.

The $1 billion Safe and Secure Water Program prioritises key water infrastructure projects – from local drought backup systems, through to new or upgraded dams to secure water supplies for our regional communities.

More information about the Safe and Secure Water Program is available at:

Narrabri Electorate Office

Phone: (02) 6792 1422
Facsimile: (02) 6792 1466

Postal Address
60 Maitland Street
PO Box 345
Narrabri  NSW 2390


Cobar Electorate Office

Phone: (02) 6836 3722
Facsimile: (02) 6836 3811

Postal Address
11 Barton Street
PO Box 99
Cobar NSW 2835

Broken Hill Electorate Office

Phone: (08) 8087 3315
Facsimile: (08) 8087 1796

Postal Address
1/142 Argent Street
Broken Hill 2880