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Test drilling has been completed on two potential bore sites in the Bogan Shire with one located north east of Nyngan potentially suitable as an emergency town water supply.

Councils have to undergo the same process as a property owner constructing a new bore. Assessment of the application includes the effect on the relevant water source and surrounding bores, and involves advertising of the proposal with a period available for objections.

Bogan Shire Council will now be required to go through the full application process for the bore with the Natural Resources Access Regulator.

A full assessment will be undertaken which will include a hydrological assessment and consideration of the relevant water sharing plan rules.

Indications from the test site approximately 13km from Nyngan on Old Warren Road show sufficient flow at a depth of up to 290 metres to supply the town in times of critical human need, however full testing has not been completed.

The intention is to use the bore only as an emergency supply to provide water to Nyngan if water is no longer available from Burrendong Dam and the Macquarie River.

Nyngan uses around one megalitre of treated water per day in winter and up to four and a half megalitres per day in summer with an average daily use of 1.9Ml.  The average annual treated water usage is 700Ml.

The preferred yield from a bore would be 24 litres per second which would provide two megalitres per day as an emergency supply.  

Funding for the exploration and drilling was allocated to Bogan Shire Council in 2019 by the NSW Government as part of at $10 million emergency water infrastructure package which will also include the construction of a second off-river storage.

Consultants were engaged to conduct a Hydrogeological Desktop Review to determine potential groundwater bore locations.

Test drilling was also undertaken at an existing bore site within the Nyngan township, however the water quality was not suitable.

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Bogan Shire Council

81 Cobar Street 

P.O. Box 221
Nyngan, 2825
New South Wales

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