Emergency water supply funding for Bourke


Pipes being laid beside the Hungerford Road to bring artesian bore water to Bourke Photo: TWH

With an estimated five weeks before Bourke’s river water supply is exhausted, the NSW government has approved emergency funding of more than $1.2 million to construct the new bore on the Hungerford Road.

Mayor Barry Hollman said Water Minister Niall Blair had approved funding of $1.28m to construct the bore as Bourke faces extreme water shortages. .

“The bore is essential if a water supply is to be maintained for Bourke once the river supply runs out,” he said. Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.