Broken Hill Pipeline
Preferred bidder announced
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Preferred bidder announced
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The 270 kilometre Broken Hill Pipeline will extend from the River Murray, near Wenthworth 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 WaterNSW had shortlisted four contractors for the design and construction of the pipeline. In October 2017, the NSW Government announced that the project had been awarded to John Holland MPC Group Joint Venture with a total cost of $467 million.
WaterNSW has also awarded an operations and maintenance contract to a John Holland TRILITY Joint Venture for a fixed price 20-year contract sum of $107.3 million.
Once complete, 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.
Design and planning will commence immediately with construction to start in 2018. The pipeline is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
Last reviewed: 24/10/2017