Dungowan Dam may not mean sky-high water rates, thanks to new plan

Andrew Messenger
By Andrew Messenger
July 10 2022 - 7:30pm
WATER WIN: The new Dungowan Dam is estimated to cost about $1.3 billion to build, split evenly between the federal and state governments. Tamworth residents may not have to pay the bill back. Photo: Gareth Gardner, file

Tamworth residents wouldn't be made to pay back the billion-dollar cost of the new Dungowan Dam through hiked water rates, if a new plan is adopted by the state government, according to Tamworth council.

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Andrew Messenger

Andrew Messenger

Northern Daily Leader journalist

Politics, environment and energy journalist at the Northern Daily Leader. I also write about health, bushfires and occasionally music. I'm a Brisbane boy by way of Charleville and Hobart who now lives in in beautiful New England. Get me at andrew.messenger@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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