Wyangala Dam Upgrade




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Wyangala Dam Upgrade
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

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Australia

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STATUS: Prospective pipeline
VALUE: $650M AUD
SECTOR: Water & sewerage
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Wyangala Dam ensures water security and flood management in the Lachlan Valley. It also supports irrigated agriculture across the valley around Cowra, Forbes, Condobolin and Hillston.

In 2014, the Lachlan Valley Water Security Study was undertaken by WaterNSW identifying a range of different options to improve regional water security. Raising of the Wyangala Dam wall was a key recommendation of the study.

The $650 million project, which includes raising the wall by 10 metres, was announced by the NSW Government as an election commitment in 2019.

The project would deliver an extra 650 gigalitres of storage capacity in addition to the existing storage volume of 1,218 gigalitres.

The proposal to raise the Wyangala Dam wall follows the NSW Government’s announcement to fund a business case for building a 12 kilometre pipeline from Lake Rowlands Dam to Carcoar Dam, which was also identified in the Lachlan Valley Water Security Study.

Proceeds from the Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund will be used to fund the upgrade. Environmental and economic studies are to commence later this year.



Last reviewed: 07/05/2019

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