Rural valleys assets upgrade

Rural valleys assets upgrade

About the project

WaterNSW is continuing to deliver the statewide Rural Valleys Asset maintenance program. This program is refurbishing and restoring various assets across dams, weirs, regulators and water supply infrastructure. This is to ensure the condition of our assets are maintained and the needs of our customers continue to be met whilst providing a safe work environment for our workers.

Initiated in 2017, the program aims to improve access conditions, facilitate efficient water delivery and ensure that infrastructure continues to meet current operation and safety standards, environmental and heritage requirements.

The second program of work is underway with ongoing construction and maintenance works due for completion by mid 2023.

Works will be completed in stages as sites are prioritised based on current condition and with the more critical assets being scheduled first. Remaining sites will be assessed and scheduled in future work programs.

Asset locations where works have been completed:

  • Carole Creek desilting
  • Tyreel Weir
  • Refurbishment of valves at Chaffey Dam
  • Cottons Weir erosion protection works
  • Booligal Weir erosion protection works
  • Mountain Creek erosion protection works
  • Lake Brewster Inlet Regulator erosion protection works
  • Jemalong Weir fencing
  • Burrendong Dam spillway training access stairs and ladder
  • Glennies Creek Dam spillway safety barrier signage
  • Edwards River Offtake regulator access ladders
  • Gulpa Creek downstream access and ladders
  • Hume Dam cycle pathway
  • Duck Creek Regulator
  • Marebone Regulator
  • Booberoi Creek Offtake Channel desilting
  • Burrendong Dam penstock lighting
  • Burrinjuck Dam crane refurbishments
  • Gulpa Creek platform & access ladders and embankment erosion control
  • Wentworth boat landing and site fencing
  • Toonumbar septic tank and crest road reseal
  • Brogo Dam outlet works fencing
  • Nimmie Caira

Asset locations currently being refurbished are:

  • Hume Dam
  • Stevens Weir
  • Menindee Weir
  • Glennies Creek Dam valve & dissipator refurbishments
  • Glenbawn Dam valve refurbishments
  • Wyangala Dam Intake Tower cranes and spillway cable replacement
  • Burrendong Dam valves

Asset locations soon to be refurbished are:

  • Lockstock Dam Workshop retaining wall and electrical works
  • Copeton Dam HPU and valve refurbishment
  • Glenbawn Dam HPU
  • Burrinjuck and Blowering Dam crane refurbishments
  • North Macquarie Marshes bypass channel upgrades
  • Koondrook Perricoota embankment erosion control
  • Toonumbar Intake Tower crane electrical upgrade
  • Brogo Dam penstock actuator replacement


    This work will ensure WaterNSW continues to protect water supply infrastructure and/or increase efficiency delivery and meet current operation and safety requirements.

During the upgrade

During construction, there will be an increase in personnel, vehicle movements, noise and dust near the sites and occasionally changes to the water flow in rivers. Prior to work starting, traffic management and signage will be in place and landowners near our work sites will be notified.

At relevant sites, water flows will be interrupted during stages of the project to allow access to refurbish infrastructure. Affected customers will be notified prior to the outage.

Temporary closures to public recreation, picnic areas and roads near our work sites may be required to ensure the safety of our visitors. When areas are closed due to construction activities, they will be listed below.

Closure of public recreation areas and roads near our work sites

Check this webpage again for any closure updates before visiting our sites or contact the local visitor information centre for alternate public recreation areas.

Project schedule

  • October 2019 – maintenance works started
  • Mid 2023 – maintenance works scheduled to finish

Contact details

For more information about the upgrades or to enquire about any of the project activities please contact us.

Project Manager: Janaka Weeraratne


Thursday 11 August
2,586,549 ML
2,618,706 ML
7,915 ML
1,131 ML
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Thursday 11 August