It has been identified the replacement of the current pump stations at Nyngan, Hermidale and Cobar is urgent and unavoidable and should be fast-tracked while the final business case is being considered by governments. As a result, the project is now staged so the pump stations can progress to address the immediate critical needs:
- Stage 1 – replacement of pump stations at three locations
- Stage 2 – replacement of pipeline
Funding for Stage 1 of the project totalling $45.5M has been secured with equal contributions from the Australian and NSW Governments of $22.75M. The Australian Government is contributing through the National Water Grid Fund.
This funding will allow the Water Group to progress the replacement of the pump stations, while continuing the relevant studies and investigations required to inform the final business case to replace the Nyngan to Cobar pipeline.
The project team is concurrently undertaking the relevant technical, environmental and cultural heritage investigations to progress the business case for the pipeline which is on track for the second half of 2023.
The Water Group is committed to building and maintaining respectful, trusted and collaborative relationships with our communities and stakeholders to ensure water infrastructure projects achieve the best possible outcomes.
We will be offering many opportunities for our communities and stakeholders, including First Nations communities, to engage with us and provide feedback as we develop the business case for the project.
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