Dam project to miss out

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

A MULTI-MIL­LION dol­lar project rolling back the salin­ity in Welling­ton Dam was knocked back for Fed­eral fund­ing last week.

The Myalup-Welling­ton Dam Project was one of two WA projects which ap­plied for fund­ing through the Na­tional Wa­ter In­fra­struc­ture Devel­op­ment Fund, af­ter the State Govern­ment con­firmed its $37 mil­lion con­tri­bu­tion ear­lier this month.

Welling­ton Dam, con­tain­ing 165gL, has a salin­ity level of about 1200ppm, with the project aimed at re­duc­ing that salin­ity by nearly half, pro­vid­ing potable wa­ter for the Great South­ern, im­prov­ing the qual­ity and sup­ply of wa­ter to the Col­lie River Val­ley farm re­gion and pipe wa­ter to farms in Myalup.

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