West Wyalong Water Reliability

A water infrastructure project that will reinforce water security in the Bland Shire to support industry, agriculture, and water supply.

Overview

Areas within the current township of West Wyalong have lower than expected water pressure during peak demand periods – this includes the West Wyalong Hospital.

The pressure issues also limit future expansion of the West Wyalong township affecting agricultural & primary industries including Lake Cowal mine.

Through the Goldenfields Water customer survey the towns water pressure was highlighted as a major priority. From this, the Goldenfields Water Board committed to a feasibility study before completing detailed designs for the project.  

The project will deliver a new water tower, 8km water supply trunk main, 7km distribution water main and new transfer pump station.

Joint funding for the project has been provided by Federal and State Governments, as well as Goldenfields Water. 

 

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Timing 

Construction of the West Wyalong Water Reliability Project is due to commence in early July 2022.

Work is estimated to be completed by September 2023.

Project Benefits

The West Wyalong Water Reliability Project is going to provide greater water security for the Wyalong & West Wyalong communities. The project will:

  • Increase water pressure to the Wyalong & West Wyalong townships
  • Increase security of water supply
  • Allow for future expansion of the Lake Cowal mine, the township & agricultural industry
  • Provide a more efficient operation of the system and renewed assets

Latest Works 

Tender applications have now closed and are being reviewed.
Constructions work is expected to commence in early July 2022.

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Pictured above: (l-r) Bland Shire General Manager Ray Smith, State Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP, Bland Shire Mayor Brian Monaghan, Goldenfields Water General Manager Aaron Drenovski and Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack MP at an announcement of the West Wyalong Water Reliability project in Wyalong.

 

More information 

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