Hunter and Gosford-Wyong Water Sharing
Central Coast, New South Wales
Australian Government Funding: $6,610,000
About the project
The rapidly growing Hunter and Gosford-Wyong water supply systems serve a population of more than 800 000. The project involved the construction of a pipeline between the two water supply areas capable of transferring 20 megalitres per day, to better utilise the assets of the water rich Hunter system and the large storage capacity of the Gosford-Wyong system.
The project has:
- improved the security of water supply and increased the overall system yield for the Hunter and Gosford-Wyong systems
- developed a model for inter-regional water trading and water banking where excess water is stored, or banked for later use through partnership arrangements, and
- demonstrated the benefits of cooperative arrangements between neighbouring water utilities.
The project is now complete.