Mandamah Rural Water Supply Scheme

We are investing $10.9 million to deliver modern water supply services to about 100 rural properties near Barmedman.


The Mandamah Rural Water Supply Scheme will expand the region’s water supply network by 200 kilometres to provide essential water services to farmers and residents across more than 90,000 hectares in the Mandamah region west of Barmedman.


Construction of the Mandamah Rural Water Supply Scheme started in November 2017.

The scheme will be delivered in four stages and is expected to take around five years to complete.

Latest works

On Wednesday 14th August 2019, the Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey and Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke officially opened Stage 1 of the Mandamah Rural Water Supply Scheme, alongside the Mandamah Water Association and Goldenfields Water Board.

Stage 1 of the Manadamah project included the:

  • construction of two new reservoirs (each having the capability to store 650,000 litres of water)
  • an upgrade to the Reefton Pump Station
  • 60 kilometres of main pipeline

A total of 23 water meters were installed in Stage 1, providing 12 land owners with their first ever reliable water source.

Stage 2 of the Mandamah Scheme so far:

Currently the construction crew has installed 30kms of the 66kms of water mains required for this completion.

This consists of:

- 8km of 100mm OPVC pipe, along O’Briens Lane between Sutcliffes Lane and Mandamah Forest Road.

- 7km of 63mm HDPE pipe along Gardner’s Lane and Weises Lane

- 2km of 200mm OPVC pipe along Sutcliffes Lane to Mandamah Forest Rd

- 13kms consisting of 150mm & 100mm OPVC & 63mm HDPE from Mandamah Forest Rd through to and under the Newell Highway, then South along Tyndalls Lane towards Beckom Rd

- Services are being connected to the relevant properties as the pipeline passes through

- Currently the Crew is continuing South along Cress Lane towards Beckom rd

- The expected completion date for stage 2 was originally June 2021, but due to our current rate of progress and weather permitting an earlier completion date is envisaged.

The Construction for Mandamah commenced in November 2017 and we are currently 20kms and 6 months ahead of our original predicted schedule.

The delivery of the entire Mandamah Scheme is scheduled for full completion in 2022.


Pictured: Minister for Water, Property and Housing The Hon Melinda Pavey and Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke officially turning the Mandamah tap on with local farmers and Goldenfields Water Board Members


Pictured: Stage 1 Official Opening at the Mandamah Reservoirs

Reservoir construction

Six month timelapse of the reservoir construction 

Customer connections

Customer connections will progressively become available as each stage of the scheme is completed.

Property owners will be responsible for organising the connection of their property to the water meter installed by Goldenfields Water.

Chatting with Darryl Harper and Jamie Pursehouse about the benefits of the Mandamah Scheme

More information

For more information about the scheme please see our project fact sheet(PDF, 1MB).

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