Complex Dam receives $68k for upgrades to water storage

Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup.
Camera IconShire of Broomehill-Tambellup. Credit: Supplied

The McGowan Government announced yesterday it will provide grants for dryland agricultural areas to establish or improve non-potable community water supplies.

The Complex Dam in the Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup will receive more than $68,000 for upgrades to stormwater storage.

The Shire is one of four to receive funding from a $285,000 Statewide committent as part of the Community Water Supply Program. Water Minister Dave Kelly said the partnership would help communities adapt to the impacts of climate change.

The Shire of Pingelly, the Shire of West Arthur and the City of Greater Geraldton are the three others to receive funding.

In West Arthur, $53,911 will be used to reinstate the heritage-listed railway dam, Kylie Dam, to provide non-potable water.

Mr Kelly said it was important to invest now to ensure emergency water needs were met in these rural communities.

“Farmers will benefit from these projects as they will have access to emergency livestock water supplies,” he said.

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