West Wyalong Water Reliability



The West Wyalong Water Reliability Project was completed on time and under budget.

The initial budget estimate for the project was $13.7 million, however due to good management and undertaking some of the works in house the final project cost was $12.5 million.

Funding for the project was a joint investment between the Federal, State and Local Governments.


Areas within the township of West Wyalong were experiencing lower than expected water pressure during peak demand periods – including the West Wyalong Hospital.

The pressure issues were also limiting the townships future expansion, affecting agricultural & primary industries including Lake Cowal mine.

Discussions than began in 2019 when the Bland Shire Council approached the Goldenfields Water Board.  Following these discussions a customer survey was completed, highlighting the towns water pressure as a major priority.  From this, the Goldenfields Water Board committed to a feasibility study before completing detailed designs for the project in which a decision was made to deliver:

  • a new 2.6 megalitre water tower
  • 8 kilometres of water supply trunk main
  • 7 kilometres of distribution water main
  • a new transfer pump station


Construction of the West Wyalong Water Reliability Project commenced in September 2022.

The official 'sod turn event' was held on Friday 14th October 2023.


The project was completed in December 2023.



The official opening was held on Monday 11th December 2023.



Project Benefits

The benefits of the West Wyalong Water Reliability Project to the local community is enormous.  Some of these benefits will include: 

  • Improved water flow and pressure by up to 40 percent in parts of the township
  • Allowing for future growth and prosperity of the region
  • Increased water security not only for our current customers, but for generations to come



Above: Chatting to the projects Engineer Sonya about the project and what led her to a career in Civil Engineering.

Official Opening

In December 2023, the Member for Riverina The Hon. Mr McCormack and Member for Cootamundra Ms Stephanie Cooke alongside Bland Shire Mayor Brian Monoghan and Goldenfields Water Chairperson Matthew Stadtmiller officially opened the West Wyalong Water Reliability Project. 



Local students from St Marys War Memorial School attended to help celebrate the milestone and officially turn the taps on for the West Wyalong township.



The Goldenfields Water staff involved with the construction of the project.



More Information 

For more details call 69877 3200 between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.