Bore to bring water security to Stuart Town community


It really should have been done decades ago. The new bore that will provide water security to the people of Stuart Town has been welcomed by the community as not only essential but long overdue.

Our villages are special.  They provide an important point of difference for people when they are looking for a rural lifestyle.  Places like Eumungerie, Ballimore, Geurie, Wongarbon Mumbil and Stuart Town tend to have a higher sense of community than the larger centres.  People genuinely know each other across their whole village and with that brings people caring for each other too.

During my time on the former Dubbo City Council, we were able to install potable water to Wongarbon, Ballimore and Eumungerie.  

In the years following the water being connected, villages such as these start to blossom into a community that offers an attractive lifestyle.  The reality is that without secure water, it makes it that much harder being a resident in these communities.

It’s why I am thrilled that Stuart Town finally has a bore that the community can use.   The reality is Stuart Town has been ignored for basic services for far too long.  This needs to change.

The new bore system that has been installed is designed to fill two large reservoirs that will be able supply stand pipes, park irrigation, water to the community centre and further fire protection, while being an important source for locals for non-potable use.

In the years to come, once the drought breaks, Stuart Town will be a greener, more vibrant community because of the decision by Dubbo Regional Council to push ahead with this bore project. 

My thanks to Andrew Gee for the role he played in helping to secure the funding for this project. Andrew is a big supporter of the Wellington region and it has been great to be able to work with him on a number of exciting plans.


This week I will be at Made In Wellington for my regular Meet the Mayor sessions with local residents.

Meet the Mayor is a great way for residents to raise any concerns they have with Council directly with me.  

Over the last few years I have been Mayor I have been able to assist in multiple issues residents may be having with their Council. 

I will be at the Made in Wellington shop in the Main Street from 9am through to 12 midday on Thursday. 

This will be my last one of 2019 but I will resume again early in the New Year and will advertise those dates soon.


Don’t forget that admission to the new $8 million Aquatic Centre is just $2 until January 26.

I am really pleased that Councillors voted to back my proposal to cut entry prices to the pool this year.  It’s a way to say thank you to Wellington residents who had to put up not having a pool while the new one was under construction. Why not go and have a look when it is such a good price.

Last Edited: 18 Feb 2020

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