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Murray to Broken Hill pipeline

Murray to Broken Hill pipeline

Late last year the NSW Government announced that WaterNSW would be responsible for the construction of a 270km pipeline from the River Murray to Broken Hill to secure the long term water supply for Broken Hill.

This initiative represents the largest investment into regional water security on record. It comes following extensive assessment by water, financial, engineering and infrastructure experts of 19 possible project options which sought the best solution to secure the long term water supply for the area. Details around the selection process are available on the Department of Primary Industries website.

The pipeline will supply up to 37.4 megalitres 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.

Water for the Murray to Broken Hill pipeline will be sourced near Wentworth on the River Murray with the pipeline being constructed underground and expected to follow the Silver City Highway corridor to Broken Hill.

Planning and investigative works to inform the design of the project and pipeline alignment, as well as cultural heritage assessments and consultation in the local community, are currently underway.

Construction of the pipeline is scheduled to commence in late 2017 and be completed by the end of 2018.

For enquiries related to this project, please contact our project team via:

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