West Wyalong Water Reliability
A water infrastructure project that will reinforce water security in the Bland Shire to support industry, agriculture, and water supply.
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.
- Construction of the West Wyalong Water Reliability Project commenced in September 2022.
- The project is estimated to be completed by October 2023.
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.
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
The project is 'on the home stretch.'
- Contractors responsible for the reservoir construction (Quay Civil) completed the reservoir roof and handrail installation late July
- External scaffolding surrounding the reservoir has recently been removed, as the reservoir passed the watertightness test (hydrotest)
- The installation of the reservoir's spiral staircase is the final piece of infrastructure that needs to be installed before the contractors hand the reservoir over to Goldenfields Water
- Goldenfields Water staff are progressing well with the installation of the pump station
- Killard Infrastructure have approximately 50m of pipeline left to lay for the reticulation system, which will take place over the coming weeks
- Killard Infrastructure are completing the last of the meter changeovers and undertaking pressure testing before chlorination takes place
Above: Representatives from the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DEECCW), Water Infrastructure NSW (WINNSW) and Bland Shire Council pictured at the front of the project's reservoir in mid September.
Above: GWCC Project Manager Sonya Kovacevic providing a tour of the project to the funding bodies mid September.
West Wyalong Water Reliability Project Flyer(PDF, 2MB)
For more details call 6977 3200 between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.