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Liverpool Plains shire residents will soon be able to use a new water dispensing outlet located in Quirindi “This investment is an invaluable asset, particularly during periods such as the current severe drought, to facilitate supply of water to people who desperately need it”.

Source: Northern Daily Leader, July 9 2019


Quirindi water dispensing station to employ local contractors “The water station will be accessible around the clock when construction is complete at the Dragon Street site. It will replace the existing bulk fill water station”.

Source: Namoi Valley Independent, 17 April 2019


New water dispensing station for Quirindi- 'Mayor of Liverpool Plains Shire Council, Councillor Andrew Hope, said "the community is very pleased to receive the funding that will be an invaluable asset, particularly during periods such as the current severe drought, to facilitate supply of water to people who desperately need replenishment whether on a small, domestic scale or via water cart. He said this project meshes well with other initiatives Council is progressing, designed to enhance water security now and importantly for future generations”'.

Source: 981 Power FM, 9 April 2019


Water filling stations, facilities at White Park and tennis court upgrades at Merriwa among projects granted drought fundingWater filling stations, a canteen and office for White Park and tennis court refurbishments at Merriwa are some of the projects now going ahead thanks to almost $1 million worth of funding.

The $738,000 funding injection is thanks to successful applications from Upper Hunter Shire Council to the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program (DCP).

The DCP targets infrastructure and other projects that create employment stimulate local expenditure and build strong, resilient communities .…… funding will go towards a number of projects including:

-  Water filling stations for Scone and Merriwa enabling farmers and others to ‘fill up’ their pods and generally make water more accessible’.

Source: 981 Power FM  05 March 2019


Urbenville to get water dispensing station - Residents in Urbenville and surrounds will have easier access to bulk potable water with council approving a custom water dispensing station in the village….…Their drought water needs so far have been served by a visiting council worker metering out water from a tank over a hydrant, or by collecting it from Kyogle or Casino. "A longer-term solution will help many people," council's acting chief executive Andre Kompler said "The permanent installation will also support tourism efforts in the area, supplying water to vans and campers".

Source Tenterfield Star, 4 March 2019


Council’s Standpipe Success In Drought Communities Program ‘Gunnedah Shire Council’s application to the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program to install …24-hour self-service water standpipes in Gunnedah, Mullaley, Tambar Springs and Curlewis …. “This project was identified as a priority for the local community, which continues to be adversely affected by drought. This permanent water infrastructure solution will not only benefit the Shire now through the current drought but will improve access to water for the community into the future,” Cr Hooke said’.

Source: Gunnedah Shire Council 6 February 2019


Tamworth Regional Council to spend $350k of drought assistance money on water-filling stations COUNCIL will soon install seven new bulk water filling stations around the region as it puts the $1 million federal government drought relief package to use.

New units, similar to one recently installed at Lockheed Street, will be placed in Attunga, Barraba, Bendemeer, Kootingal, Manilla, Nundle and Tamworth giving outer-lying residents improved access to bulk water.

Tamworth Regional Council will spend $350,000 on the purchase and installation of the units, which includes laying road pavement and concrete slabs at each new station………….Earlier this year, council installed seven standpipes through the region giving people free access to smaller volumes of water as part of its own drought relief initiative, but these stations will be metered with tap-and-go credit card payment capabilities’.

 Source: Northern Daily Leader 27 December 2018


Southern Downs Regional Council receives $1 million in drought relief funding Communities around the Southern Downs will benefit from new infrastructure projects with Council securing $1 million in drought relief funding from the Federal Government.

The Federal Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP) approved funding for all five of the drought relief projects SDRC applied for during the latest round of DCP funding.

The projects will boost the economy and provide long-term benefits for local communities.

SDRC has allocated the funds towards the following projects:

$200,000 for 24-hour potable water dispensing stations around the region

The DCP funds infrastructure and drought relief projects that use local resources, businesses and suppliers to stimulate local community spending and provide long-lasting benefits to the community and their agricultural industries.

Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie said the DCP funded projects will provide benefits across several sectors in the Southern Downs not only during the current drought but for future generations as well’.

Source: Southern Downs Regional Council January 2019


 Video News - New water filling stations Logan City

Source: youtube, Published on Aug 26, 2015 Logan City Council