Thanowring Road Mains Renewal


Due to ageing infrastructure, Goldenfields Water will be renewing approximately 40 kilometres of mains on the Thanowring Road. 

The renewal will begin near the Thanowring Road Pump Station located at the Goldfields Way and Thanowring Road crossing through to Quades Lane, west of Ariah Park.

The renewal will include:

  • 30 kilometres of 250mm PVC Main to Ariah Park Pump Station
  • 10 kilometres of 200mm PVS Main from Ariah Park Pump Station to Quades Lane


  • Detailed designs were completed in January 2021 by Kellogg Brown Root
  • Construction of groundworks at the Thanowring Road Pump Station commenced in early November 2021
  • Project to be completed by December 2024 dependent on weather

Project Benefits 

The project will highly benefits rural customers, providing:

  • higher water pressure
  • ability to connect more rural customers
  • decrease in supply interruptions
  • replacement of ageing infrastructure

Latest Works 

  • As of August 2023, the GWCC construction team have laid approximately 18 kilometres of pipeline along the Thanowring Road, putting them at the Old Wagga North Road.
  • The winter months have been challenging for the construction team, with wet conditions making it difficult for staff to move machinery and lay pipeline. 
  • In July 2023, GWCC staff connected Stage 1 customers to the new pipeline.  This included 20 connections.
  • In late August 2023, the construction team completed the difficult task of laying the pipeline through Mirrool Creek, followed by an under-bore at Old Wagga Road.   

Above: GWCC Construction & Support team laying the new pipeline in January 2022.


Above: GWCC Construction Staff prepping the pipe before connecting to the previous length.


Above: Cut ins for Stage 1 customers, which took place in July 2023.


Above: Pipeline running through Mirrool Creek 


Above: GWCC Construction crew preparing for the underbore in August 2023.


Above: Preparations for an under-bore on Old Wagga Road in August 2023.

More Information 

For more information on this project, call the Goldenfields Water office on 6977 3200 between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.