CALLS FOR DAM TO BE BUILT IN MURRURUNDI

Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen has called on the Water Minister to build a new dam near Murrurundi, to help drought-proof the region.

The proposed dam would hold more than 450 gigalitres of water and be built near the Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve.

It’s expected construction would cost almost $900-million.

It would be the first dam built in the region for almost 40 years.

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