NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro flew into Cobar last week to officially open the town’s new state-of-the-art water filtration plant.
The deputy premier joined Mayor Lilliane Brady and Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Adam Marshall to cut the ribbon on the new plant last Wednesday.
Mayor Brady praised the deputy premier and his government for helping to fund
the construction of our new water treatment plant.
“It’s only since this government came in that they realised how much trouble we’ve had and how important Cobar is,” Mayor Brady said.
Mr Barilaro said his government was focused on water.
“We are in the worst drought in history, there’s no doubt about that.
“The NSW Government is working with local government communities to find
solutions and there are going to be some lessons learnt from this drought,” Mr Barilaro said
“I’ll continue to fight for regional communities, places like Cobar, to continue to see that investment by the NSW Government.
“When you think about the sectors who are filling the coffers for the state economy, mining is at the heart of it and, as the Minister for Resources NSW, I’ll continue to make sure mining is a sector that is growing.
“It’s important to the future of this country.
“To me that reward then has to come back and give to these communities that underpin those sectors,” Mr Barilaro said.
Following the opening Mr Barilaro, Mr Marshall along with local councillors, council staff, the press and members of the public were given a guided tour of the new plant.