The New South Wales Government has announced an extra $369.6 million investment in the Safe and Secure Water Program (SSWP) in the 2022-23 State Budget, including $90 million in new money.
The Safe and Secure Water Program is a $1 billion regional infrastructure co-funding program established in 2017.
New South Wales Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional New South Wales, Paul Toole, said the additional investment will help to continue work with local water utilities to fund vital water and sewerage infrastructure projects in the regions.
“Every project delivered by this program makes a tangible difference to the everyday lives of residents in regional communities,” Mr Toole said.
“This funding will ensure we can keep investing in upgrading and building new water infrastructure to safeguard access to quality drinking water, improve water security and provide better wastewater services.”
New South Wales Minister for Lands and Water, Kevin Anderson, said the SSWP has delivered 26 completed projects across towns in regional New South Wales with funding for more than 200 other projects currently in various stages of delivery.
“From the Bundarra sewerage scheme, the Bourke water treatment plant, and the Finley water treatment plant, Safe and Secure Water projects have improved water security for communities right across regional New South Wales,” Mr Anderson said.
“Investing in water and wastewater infrastructure unlocks economic potential across rural and regional New South Wales by providing the services necessary to support population growth and business development.”
For more information visit the Safe and Secure Water Program website.