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River Murray to Broken Hill Pipeline

River Murray to Broken Hill Pipeline

Broken Hill sign

WaterNSW has appointed a consortium of John Holland, MPC Group and TRILITY to design, construct, operate and maintain the River Murray to Broken Hill Pipeline, as part of the NSW Government’s investment in regional water security.

Detailed planning and design works will commence immediately with construction to start in January 2018. The pipeline will be completed and ready for water by December 2018.

The 270 km pipeline will supply up to 37.4 megalitres of a peak daily demand of raw water to Essential Water in Broken Hill as the local water provider. Essential Water will continue to retain responsibility for water treatment and water distribution to its customers.

The raw water will be sourced near Wentworth on the River Murray with the pipeline being constructed underground and to generally follow the Silver City Highway corridor to Broken Hill.

The project will bring immediate benefits to both the Wentworth and Broken Hill communities through more than 150 local jobs as well as the sourcing of project materials and other support logistics from regional providers.

Information sessions will be held in November on training and employment opportunities for the Wentworth and Broken Hill communities.

Project Updates

Contact the project team

Community Line: 1800 316 771


Wednesday 13 December
2,149,539 ML
2,581,749 ML
11,583 ML
1,655 ML
-10,920 ML
Wednesday 13 December