Shire defies pipeline

WENTWORTH Council has refused to give its blessing to the Broken Hill pipeline after the NSW Water Minister failed to provide it with a structure plan for the $467 million project.

Wentworth, along with Mildura and Broken Hill councils, still want Niall Blair to answer questions about how the pipeline came to be chosen as the best long-term water supply solution for the Silver City and what implications, if any, its construction will have for the ­management of the river.

However, the council’s decision not to sign off on the project’s letter of intent won’t stop the pipeline, which is designated state ­significant infrastructure, being built.

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