Ashley to have modern water system

FINALLY: Moree's outlying town of Ashley will soon have a modern water system for the very first time. Photo: Getty Images
FINALLY: Moree's outlying town of Ashley will soon have a modern water system for the very first time. Photo: Getty Images

For the first time, the NSW town of Ashley, north of Moree, will have a modern water system.

In early October, Moree Plains Shire Council was advised it had been awarded $11.21 million under the NSW government’s Regional Water and Waste Water Program to upgrade Moree’s water supply system and provide potable reticulated water to the villages for Ashley and Biniguy, for the first time.

Project for the Ashley community: To construct a drinking water supply for indoor use for the town of Ashley; Provide adequate flows for firefighting Potable water is currently sourced from rainwater and private bores. The proposed timetable: 

Planning: Dec 16-Jun17 – Feasibility and concept design (including water source investigation) Community consultation, Jul 17-Sept 17 Detailed Design

Procurement: Jul 17 - Sept 17 Preparation of tender documentation; Oct 17: Tender period, Nov 17 - Dec 17: Assessment of tenders, contract award.

Delivery: Jan 18 - Jul 18 construction, Aug 18, commissioning.