Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline

Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline

Broken Hill pipeline

After laying 270km of pipe from Wentworth to Broken Hill (W2BH), WaterNSW are one step closer to providing a long-term secure water supply for the community of Broken Hill.

While the last of the 22,000 steel pipes has been laid along the alignment, work continues on the associated infrastructure. Four pump stations are being constructed to transport up to 37.4 megalitres per day to the Mica Street Water Treatment Plant in Broken Hill. Work is also continuing on the bulk water storage facility 25 km south of Broken Hill. Once operational this facility will ensure reliability of supply to Broken Hill during shutdowns and maintenance.

WaterNSW appointed a consortium of John Holland, MPC Group and TRILITY to design, construct, operate and maintain the Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline.

By April 2019 Broken Hill residents will be receiving their water from the Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline.

This project has brought immediate benefits to both Wentworth and Broken Hill. More than $43 million has been spent in local communities, including on a number of community initiatives carried out by the W2BH delivery team. This included work for the Sulphide St Railway and Historical Museum, enhancement of the ET Lamb Memorial Oval, sponsorship of the Broken Hill Community Volunteer Awards and fundraising by the W2BH delivery team for local community-run organisations including Silverlea Early Childhood Development.

During construction, more than 151 jobs were created for local people, many of whom received on-the-job training. The project provided 48 local employees with training for completion of formal qualifications in areas such as Civil Construction, Business, Workplace Health & Safety, Leadership and Project Management. Project materials and other support logistics have been sourced from regional providers, and local businesses.

Project updates

Stay informed and read the latest project updates.

Contact the project team

Community Line: 1800 316 771

Email: BrokenHillPipeline@waternsw.com.au

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