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City in the dark as pipeline looms

Tuesday, 10th January, 2017

It seems time may be running out for those wanting to put a stop to the contentious pipeline, as construction is set to get underway in April. 

The pipeline, which was first announced in June last year, has caused widespread debate, with many people struggling to see the need for such an expensive project. 

The pipeline was first announced by Premier Mike Baird during his visit to the Silver City last year, it was also announced that construction would begin early this year and be finished by the end of 2018. 

Niall stands firm

Monday, 9th November, 2015

The state government has again ruled out using bore water as a permanent supply for Broken Hill.

Water Minister Niall Blair said the government was also “steadfastly committed” to investing up to half a billion dollars to secure the city’s water supply.

Mr Blair was forced to clarify the government’s position on supplying groundwater to the city after comments by his federal counterpart, Barnaby Joyce.

Peace pipe: Water Minister floats Murray proposal

Thursday, 27th November, 2014

A proposed pipeline to the Murray River was a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to secure Broken Hill’s water supply, according to Water Minister Kevin Humphries.

The State Government has revealed it is considering the pipeline as a permanent fix for the city and its reliance on an increasingly precarious supply from the Darling River. 

The proposal is the largest of around 70 water projects across country NSW under consideration as part of a new $1 billion regional water security and supply fund.

Water supply to increase in Ivanhoe

Friday, 4th May, 2012

The Central Darling Shire is preparing to capture floodwaters to store for the Ivanhoe water supply, as well as upgrade the treatment plant.

Central Darling Shire General Manager Tim Drew said the Council is preparing to capture floodwaters to store them in a dam in Ivanhoe.

“We are looking to see if we can better prepare to capture the water and provide a future supply for Ivanhoe,” Mr Drew said.

Water on the way

Friday, 3rd February, 2012

By Paula Doran

The NSW Office of Water has made urgent water releases from the Menindee Lakes as inland tributaries at the top of the Darling system swell dramatically under massive rain.

While the towns hardest hit in southern Queensland and northern NSW were yesterday evacuating ahead of rapidly rising rivers, the Department of Primary Industries was preparing for huge volumes of water to flow into the Darling River and down to Menindee.

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