MAKE IT RAIN: Councillor Geoff McMullen with Kent Morris, Scott Jackson, Anthony Walters, Rohan Jamieson, Brad Cameron, Cheryl Walters, Wendy Newman and Sue Close at the completed Eumamurrin bore.
MAKE IT RAIN: Councillor Geoff McMullen with Kent Morris, Scott Jackson, Anthony Walters, Rohan Jamieson, Brad Cameron, Cheryl Walters, Wendy Newman and Sue Close at the completed Eumamurrin bore. Maranoa Regional Council

A win-win situation for Eumamurrin community

TWO birds have been killed with one stone in Eumamurrin with landowners and community groups having access to shared water.

Council has completed the installation of the community bore at Eumamurrin, constructed as part of the Watering the Maranoa project.

The project is also funding the installation of community bores at Noonga, Teelba and Begonia, to benefit the community, stock route users, emergency services, Council and individual landholders.

Rural Services councillor Wendy Newman said the completion of drilling water bores will permanently improve community liveability, security and opportunity at each of the locations.

"The installation of the Eumamurrin bore has already allowed watering of travelling stock and the annual Eumamurrin campdraft to happen,” Cr Newman said.

Eumamurrin Recreation Association vice-president Brad Cameron said the new bore allowed them to conduct the biggest community fundraising event for our area.

"In such dry challenging times - other campdrafts across Queensland are being cancelled due to prevailing weather conditions,” Mr Cameron said.

"The Eumamurrin bore will benefit the Eumamurrin Recreation Association immensely, which incorporates the campdraft and the Eumamurrin Gun Club.”

Eumamurrin landholder Scott Jackson said having the bore provides the town with a permanent water source for community events.

"This project has a two phase approach where it supports everyone in the community and landholders can also source water where they have had difficulty sourcing water,” Mr Jackson said.

"It provides for our community 100 per cent. It is great to have a guarantee of a water supply in dry times like this.”

The project has received funding from The Drought Communities Programme which is an initiative of the Australian Government and is designed to deliver benefits in targeted drought affected regions of Australia.


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