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$1b promised to upgrade and build dams in NSW

$1b promised to upgrade and build dams in NSW
The federal and NSW governments are investing $1 billion in water infrastructure for rural and regional communities impacted by the devastating drought in NSW.
"Our response to the ongoing drought impacting rural and regional communities is comprehensive and committed," Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement today.
A combined $1 billion has been promised by the NSW and federal governments. (9News)
"It deals with immediate needs for financial assistance in and longer term investments to build drought resilience for the future," the prime minister said.
He said the two governments will deliver a $650 million upgrade of Wyangala Dam in the NSW Central West and a $480 million new Dungowan Dam near Tamworth.
Recent rain did not hit some of the worst-affected drought areas. (9News)
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