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 commenced in September 2022.
  • The project is estimated to be completed by September 2023.
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Pictured above: State Member for Cootamundra, The Hon, Ms Steph Cooke MP joined by GWCC General Manager Aaron Drenovski, Bland Shire Council Mayor Brian Monaghan,General Manager Grant Baker and Councillors Liz McGlynn and Tony Lord alongside students from West Wyalong Public School and St Mary's War Memorial School at the official 'sod turn event' on Friday 14th October.

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 

Quay Civil Pty Ltd, who are the contractors for the construction of the reservoir completed the foundations at the end of 2022.  They are currently in the process of constructing the reservoir walls.  The 26 metre wall will be pour in seven sections, to allow adequate time for the concrete to cure.

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Killard Infrastructure, who are constructing the project's new pipeline are tracking ahead of schedule for the new bypass pipeline.  As for the new reticulation pipework (the water mains within the township) they are tracking on schedule.

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More information 

West Wyalong Water Reliability Project Flyer(PDF, 2MB)

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