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Liverpool Plains Shire Council will receive a further $105,458 under the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program to install the new water point in Quirindi for distribution around the district. **(Local contractors can register to be part of the build by contacting LPSC Drought Support Officer, Anne Bailey on 02 6746 1755).

"The funding will go towards replacing the existing Bulk Fill Water Station in Quirindi for a new and improved installation in another location within the Industrial Subdivision (Dragon St)," said Water Services Manager, Rod Batterham.

The new build will be a direct connection to the Quirindi Water Supply reticulation, and will offer onsite payment for water as well as having the ability to service large and smaller loads such as the 1000L shuttles.

The build will also include a parking bay to keep the process from interrupting traffic and can be monitored remotely to see how much water is being utilised. The facility will be accessible 24 hours in the Industrial Subdivision.

An invaluable asset, particularly during periods such as the current severe drought, the build will supply water to people who desperately need replenishment whether on a small, domestic scale or via water cart.

The project - which must be completed by the end of this financial year - is also about keeping local people in jobs, supporting local business and will included civil and plumbing works.

So, all local bobcat operators, plumbers, concreters etc are urged to contact the LPSC Drought Support Officer, Anne Bailey to register their interest.

“We are currently waiting on surveys for the tender process. Requests for Quotes will be announced over the Easter period or interested parties can contact Anne Bailey now,” said Water Services Manager, Rod Batterham.

Water Services Manager Rod Batterham at site of proposed new build.

This additional funding announcement comes on top of previous Drought Communities Program for Liverpool Plains of $768, 897 to upgrade the Quirindi Fire Control Centre, public facilities in villages across to shire including, new water augmentation, town signage and the appointment of a Drought Support Officer, Anne Bailey who can be contacted on 02 6746 1755.

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