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Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline

Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline

Broken Hill pipeline

Construction is nearing completion on the 270km Wentworth to Broken Hill (W2BH) Pipeline that will provide a long-term secure water supply for Broken Hill.

A consortium of John Holland, MPC Group and TRILITY have been appointed to design, construct, operate and maintain the Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline. Construction is expected to be completed by December 2018. After construction, pipeline testing will take place to ensure everything is working properly and the pipeline is ready to supply water to Broken Hill by April 2019.

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

This project has brought immediate benefits to both Wentworth and Broken Hill. More than $35 million has been spent in local communities, including on a number of community initiatives carried out by the W2BH project 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 financial assistance to Silverlea to name a few.

Locals expressed a keen interest to work on the project and 150 local jobs have been provided during construction.

Project materials and other support logistics have been sourced from regional providers, and contracts awarded to local businesses.

The project employed 48 trainees working towards completion of formal qualifications in areas such as Civil Construction, Business, Workplace Health & Safety, Leadership and Project Management.

Broken Hill pipeline

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Community Line: 1800 316 771


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Monday 19 November