The Bogan Shire Council has received $10.2 million to improve water infrastructure in the shire.
The funding from the NSW government is expected to further improve the shire's water infrastructure, including the construction of a second storage dam to almost double the current water holding capacity.
Included in the funding is $8.2 million for the construction of a second water storage at Nyngan expected to hold over 500ML, with construction planned to start in the second half of this year.
It will complement the existing storage which is currently holding 500ML of emergency water supply for Nyngan and Cobar, to be used if water is no longer available from Lake Burrendong.
The funding also includes:
$750,000 to replace the Belaringar Creek Syphon on the Albert Priest channel
$950,000 to survey and repair leaks in the Albert Priest channel bed
$20,000 for the installation of a temporary weir south of the main Nyngan water supply weir
$250,000 to investigate potential bore sites east of Nyngan to supplement the town's water supply