Dam funds get top-up
THE NSW Government is to provide additional funding to enable final works to be completed on the Shannon Creek Dam.
Members of the Country Labor Parliamentary Group met officials from Clarence Valley Council and Coffs Harbour City Council at the dam yesterday to announce the $236,000 funding.
Country Labor Convenor Christine Robertson, in the area on a whistle-stop meet-the-people visit, said the additional funding will help reimburse the councils for foundation and grouting costs for the dam.
“The NSW Government has previously provided more than $35.8 million in funding for Shannon Creek Dam and this grant brings total NSW Government funding to over $36 million,” Ms Robertson said.
“This substantial investment will help ensure that the Clarence Valley, including the townships of Maclean, Yamba, Grafton and Coffs Harbour, will have a secure, affordable water supply long into the future.
“The additional water captured and stored in Shannon Creek Dam will help cater for the valley’s growing population, as well as the seasonal influx of tourists throughout the year.
“Funding for the Shannon Creek Dam is provided through its $1.1 billion Country Towns Water Supply and Sewerage Program.