Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain joined Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack at Eurobodalla Shire Council chambers to officially announce the funding of the Eurobodalla Water Storage project on Thursday 10 June.
Above: Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain joined Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack
Above: looking over the plans. Full details of the project HERE
Ms McBain said the $51.2 million spending commitment was a massive win for Eurobodalla communities and is expected to provide 3 gigalitres of water storage to local residents and businesses.
“Communities in the Eurobodalla have been in desperate need of a new permanent water solution for years, and it's been an honour for me to be able to support the Eurobodalla Shire Council in their advocacy to the federal government as the Member for Eden-Monaro,” Ms McBain said.
“A project like this is one that is so important that it’s above politics and it has brought three levels of government together.
“And it's above politics, because it's an initiative that’s not only needed and wanted by this community, but one that will, for generations, make a huge difference to the ongoing water security for primary production in the town water supply, but also in any future natural disaster that we may encounter.”
Ms McBain has been a champion of this project both in her role as Federal Member for Eden-Monaro and as the Deputy Chair of the Canberra Region Joint Organisation.
Funding: Federal Government $51.2 million, NSW Government $25.6 million, Council will fund the remainder