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Improved water security

Improved water security

Photo source : Liberal Party of Australia website

Ararat, Grampians & Pyrenees improved water security

The Ararat, Grampians, and Pyrenees and region will benefit from improved water security to boost farm productivity and employment levels, thanks to a $32 million investment from the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government to co-fund the East Grampians Water Supply Project.

Deputy Prime Minister, Nationals’ Leader and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack made the announcement yesterday at Farmer Charlie De fegelys property - Quamby - east of Ararat.

Mr McCormack says the project would be funded as part of our historic investment to deliver secure water supplies to unlock the agricultural and tourism potential of our regions.

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The Liberals and Nationals Government is determined to unlock the economic potential of our regions, and we often know the answer is simply, ‘just add water’,” Mr McCormack said.

“On completion, the project will service approximately 1,500 rural farming properties over an area of up to 530,000 hectares with a reticulated non-drinking water supply. The area under investigation includes Ararat, Great Western, Buangor, east to the Eurambeen-Streatham Road and south to the Glenelg Highway.”

The Liberal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan says the East Grampians project will have a great impact on the region with increased productivity and diversity across agricultural and tourism sectors.

The project will also develop up to 350 direct and indirect jobs during construction and possibly 82 ongoing long-term jobs once complete.

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