Water to be interrupted in Condobolin


Condobolin Water Supply to be interrupted in Condobolin on the 1st May.


by Melissa Blewitt

There will be a complete loss of water supply to 30 Streets in Condobolin on 1 May.

The interruption will happen between 8am and 7pm, as Lachlan Shire Council (LSC) undertakes planned valve replacement works in Denison and Orange Streets.

“The interruption is to allow Council to undertake critical maintenance works prior to upgrading water mains in Denison Street,” LSC Director of Infrastructure Services Phil King said.

“Residents in the affected areas are requested to open an outside tap (preferably the closest tap to your meter) once loss of supply has commenced.

“This will assist with pressure and discolouration. Council advises that taps be left open for three minutes following water supply being reinstated.”

“You can direct this water through a sprinkler, so that it doesn’t go to waste” Mr King said.

The streets that will be affected are: Madline Street (far eastern end); Maitland Street (east of Leifermann St); Jones Lane; Browns Lane; Worthingtons Lane; Willis Lane; Burnett Street; May Street; Parkes Road; Station Street; Rogers Street; Kurrajong Street; Honan Street; Mooney Street; Goobang Street; Gordon Street; Denison Street; North Forbes Road; Willow Bend Village; Willow Bend Road; Oxley Street; Marsden Street; Evans Street; Bathurst Street (east of William St); Lachlan Street (east of William St); Orange Street (east of Melrose St); Molong Street (east of Melrose St); William Street (Molong St to Bathurst St); Napier Street (south of Molong St); and McDonnell Street (south of Molong St).

Residents in all other streets of Condobolin may experience reduced pressure and water discolouration, although it is not expected that complete loss of water supply will occur in other streets.

“All consumers are advised they may experience some further discoloration of the supply in the 24 to 48 hours following the works,” Mr King said.

“Residents in the affected areas are requested to ensure they have ample water in reserve to cover their requirements during the interruption to service.”

A letter and a map, outlining all of the affected streets, will also be sent to residents, Mr King said.

Residents who have a special water need, should contact LSC immediately for service arrangements to be made.

For further information contact Lachlan Shire Council’s Manager Utilities Chris Perry, during office hours on 02 6895 1900.

Despicable Destruction

Unknown person/s caused serious damage the the playground at Memorial Park last Thursday morning. These unknown vandal/s have attempted to destroy the equipment by setting it on fire. MB

Annaleigh Swanston and Jesse Pawsey are upset at the senseless destruction of the play equipment in Memorial Park. MB

















By Melissa Blewitt

Unknown vandals have caused serious damage to the playground at Memorial Park.

In the early hours of last Thursday morning, it is believed unknown person/s have attempted to destroy the equipment by setting it on fire.

An area of the playground was still smoking later that morning.

“We are quite upset at the wanton vandalism that has taken place,” Lachlan Shire Council’s Director of Infrastructure Services Phil King said. “Council staff will be looking to replace the equipment as soon as they can as this is recognised as the premier playground in Condobolin.”

Young locals Jesse Pawsey and Annaleigh Swanston could not believe that someone would do that to the playground.

“It’s just not right,” Jesse said.

“Where will all the children play now?

“The people who did this should feel bad about it.”

Concerned citizen Deb Grogan said it was  “such a shame” someone had decided to destroy such a community asset.

“What will visitors to town think? They pull up to have a break and their children can’t even use the play equipment,” she said.

“And what about the people who walk down here to spend time with their children, but don’t have a car to travel to another park? We are lucky we can go to another park, but some families might not be able to that because they don’t have a car.

“It’s just a senseless act.” Condobolin Fire Brigade attended the scene, and the area was sealed off. If anyone has information on this incident, they should contact local Police.

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