The upgraded Kyogle water treatment plant was officially opened this morning by Member for Lismore Thomas George and Kyogle Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland.
The upgrade was the final component of the $6.47 million Kyogle Water Supply Augmentation Project which included construction of the off-stream storage dam, improving waste water disposal and construction of the award winning Kyogle fishway.
The project was largely funded by the NSW Government through the Restart NSW Water Security for Regions Program with additional funding by Kyogle Council.
“These upgrades will provide the local area with the equivalent of eight Olympic-sized pools of additional water storage, as well as improving the quality of the drinking water,” Mr George said.
Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland said the project would have have a range of environmental and community benefits.
“The project represents a once in a generation improvement to the water supply for the township of Kyogle,” Cr Mulholland said.
“This project delivers improved drought security and water quality, and provides capacity for the future growth of the township which in turn supports the growth of the local economy.
“The additional grant funding for the solar powered mixers in the storage dam will ensure that the water supply is resilient to the impacts of climate change into the future.
“Overall the project has delivered on the triple bottom line by providing social, economic and environmental outcomes while addressing the core issue of providing a safe and secure water supply.
“The final product is a credit to all those involved, and showcases what can be achieved through strong partnerships between local and state government.”