COAG Strategy on Water and Wastewater Services in Remote (including Indigenous) Communities - Northern Territory


On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.

This website will be updated to reflect these changes.

Wadeye, Nguiu, Umbakumba, Galiwinku and Angurugu, NT

Total funding: Total project cost of $20.25 million is fully funded by the Australian Government under the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns.

About the project

The objective of this project is to improve the sustainability, security and safety of water supplies and services in the communities of Nguiu, Wadeye, Umbakumba, Galiwinku and Angurugu through the provision of water production and storage infrastructure.

Project benefits

The projects will make a significant contribution to improving the quality of life and the well being of the residents of these communities through the provision of safe and reliable water supplies.


The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012.