Modernising Ashley's Water Supply
In early October, Moree Plains Shire Council was advised that it had been awarded $11.21 million under the NSW Government’s Regional Water and Waste Water Program to upgrade Moree’s water supply system and provide potable reticulated water to the villages for Ashley and Biniguy, for the very first time.
Project for the Ashley community:
• To construct a drinking water supply for indoor use for the town of Ashley
• Provide adequate flows for firefighting Potable water is currently sourced from rainwater and private bores
Value of the Project: $4.13 million
Level of Funding: 100% project cost
At last week’s Strategic Assets and Works Committee Meeting, the proposed timetable for this Project was presented:
Feasibility and concept design (including water source investigation)
|Jul 17-Sept 17||Detailed Design|
|PROCUREMENT||Jul 17 - Sept 17||Preparation of Tender documentation|
|Oct 17||Tender period|
|Nov 17 - Dec 17||
Assessment of Tenders
Jan 18 - Jul 18
An independent water hydrogeologist has been engaged by Council to undertake the preliminary desktop feasibility investigations to confirm the water source to be used for the drinking water supply to Ashley. The second part of these investigations will be to undertake water bore drilling to determine water quantity and quality.
Once these studies have been completed, Councillors and senior management will meet with community members in Ashley to confirm the viability of the project and the implications for Ashley residents in the supply area.