Broken Hill Pipeline




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Broken Hill Pipeline
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Prospective pipeline

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STATUS: Under procurement
SECTOR: Water & sewerage
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The 270 kilometre Broken Hill Pipeline will extend from the River Murray, near Wentworth to Broken Hill, and was chosen as the preferred project for securing Broken Hill's long-term water security needs after the NSW Government conducted an assessment of potential solutions.

In December 2016 the NSW Government announced WaterNSW as the selected project proponent to construct, operate and own the Broken Hill Pipeline as part of a $500 million investment package to augment Broken Hill’s water supply.

In May 2017, the four shortlisted bidders for the project were announced. The shortlist of bidders comprise:

- Downer Spiecapag Joint Venture;
- John Holland and Trility Joint Venture;
- McConnell Dowell and Acciona Agua Australia Joint Venture; and
- UGL and Veolia Water Joint Venture

The pipeline will supply raw water to Essential Water, the potable water distributor in Broken Hill and have a capacity of 37.4 megalitres per day with existing water supply infrastructure. The proposed route will be mostly underground, following Silver City Highway to the Mica Street Water Treatment Facility in Broken Hill.

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


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