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Mon. May 27th, 2024

Sustainable Living Armidale’s Sustainable Water Futures action group has organised a forum tonight on water prices and plans, giving you the opportunity to ask Council some questions.

The water forum will be held tonight from 7pm to 8.30 PM at the NOVA Centre, 122 Faulkner Street. Alex Manners, the Chief Officer of Assets and Services with Armidale Regional Council, will be at the forum to explain what Council does to provide water and sewage services, what is being planned to provide water security for people in this region in the future, how the costs are proposed to be shared in 2023/24, and what the cost implications of Council’s plans may be. 

Armidale Regional Council’s draft Operational Plan, budget, fees and charge for 2023/24 are on exhibition: submissions are sought by 14 June. The proposal includes raising all water connection fees by $23 but no change to prices per kilolitre used or for sewage services. The forum will enable you to put in an informed submission.

You can also find out why Council proposes to spend time working on details of how Malpas Dam could be raised, how Oaky dam could be refurbished and how piping of water from Oaky River might enable a massive increase in Armidale Region’s water use.

The Sustainable Water Futures group will also present the results of their recent survey.

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