Mandamah Rural Water Supply Scheme

We are investing $10.9 million to deliver modern water supply services to about 100 rural properties near Barmedman.

Overview

The Mandamah Rural Water Supply Scheme will expand the region’s water supply network by 200 kilometres to provide essential water services to farmers and residents across more than 90,000 hectares in the Mandamah region west of Barmedman.

Timing

Construction of the Mandamah Rural Water Supply Scheme started in November 2017.

The scheme will be delivered in four stages and is expected to take around five years to complete.

Latest works

On Wednesday 14th August, the Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey and Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke officially opened Stage 1 of the Mandamah Rural Water Supply Scheme, alongside the Mandamah Water Association and Goldenfields Water Board.

The official opening took place at the water scheme’s reservoirs and was a great afternoon enjoyed by over 100 local famers and their families, council members and Goldenfields Water staff. 

Works to Stage 1 Mandamah were completed at the end of June 2019 and Stage 1 farmers have been access to their water supply since the 4th July 2019.  A total of 23 meters were installed in stage 1, providing 12 land owners with their first ever reliable water source.

Stage 1 involved the construction of two new reservoirs (each having the capability to store 650,000 litres of water), an upgrade to the Reefton Pump Station and approximately 60 kilometres of main pipeline. 

Stage 1 was completed over two years at a cost of $4.5 million, with each farmer contributing $50,000 to have a water meter installed on their property. 

Construction of Stage 2 will commenced in early November 2019 and final plans for stages 3 and 4 are currently in progress with the consultants.  The delivery of the entire Mandamah Scheme is programmed over four years, with full completion of the scheme scheduled for 2022.

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Pictured: Minister for Water, Property and Housing The Hon Melinda Pavey and Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke officially turning the Mandamah tap on with local farmers and Goldenfields Water Board Members

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Pictured: Stage 1 Official Opening at the Mandamah Reservoirs

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Pictured: Goldenfields Water Deputy Chair David McCann addressing the crowd at the Stage 1 Opening

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Pictured: Goldenfields Water Deputy Chair David McCann, Minister for Water, Property and Housing The Hon Melinda Pavey, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke and Goldenfields Water Chairperson Dennis Palmer

Reservoir construction

Six month timelapse of the reservoir construction 

Customer connections

Customer connections will progressively become available as each stage of the scheme is completed.

Property owners will be responsible for organising the connection of their property to the water meter installed by Goldenfields Water.

Chatting with Darryl Harper and Jamie Pursehouse about the benefits of the Mandamah Scheme

More information

For more information about the scheme please see our project fact sheet(PDF, 1MB).

For more details call 6977 3200 between 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.