The head of the state’s major water authority is not ruling out a new dam for the Hunter.
Metropolitan Water Directorate Chief, Alison White says climate change variability and drought pose significant threats to the region’s water security and options haven’t been ruled out as they look to develop long-term plan for the Hunter.
A Federal Coalition draft plan released last month included the Hunter as the possible site for a new dam, although Liberal Paterson MP, Bob Baldwin is firmly opposed to reviving the Tillegra Dam proposal.
NSW Greens MP, John Kaye maintians dams are expensive and are the worst way to cope with drought, saying more needs to be done on ways to recycle water and improve water efficiiency.