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No filtered water supply for Byrock

Hopes for a filtered water supply for the residents of Byrock have been given a set back after a recent community consultation meeting.

Bourke Shire Council has been holding community meetings for the past month and last week, General Manager Mark Riley delivered the disappointing news that any plans for a filtered water supply for the town would not eventuate.

“At the community meeting at the Mulga Creek Hotel, the people of Byrock were advised that the village wouldn’t get a filtered water supply which I know they had been hoping for,” Mr Riley said.

“The estimated costs to install a new village filtration plant in Byrock and Louth has been estimated in the region of $70,000 for each village, plus substantial operating costs.

“At some point the entire plant would have to be replaced so the cost to the residents for that would be about $750 per household per annum, on top of their normal council rates.

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Victor Bartley, Dwyane Willoughby, Mayor Barry Hollman, Leonie Brown, Mark Riley, Peter Brown and Letiticia Tiffen give full compliments to the chef at the Mulga Creek Hotel, for a scrumptious lunch in Byrock. Photo TWH


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