Total funding: Total project cost of $26.95 million, with funding of $16.945 million from the Australian Government under the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns.
About the project
This project involves four stakeholders comprising the Australian Government, NSW State Government, Tamworth City Council and Peel Valley Irrigators. The project will increase the capacity of Chaffey Dam from 62 billion litres to 100 billion litres. The asset owners, the State Water Corporation, will increase the capacity of the dam by raising the dam wall by approximately eight metres.
This project will:
- help to secure the future water supply for Tamworth.
The project initiated planning and design work has commenced. It is scheduled to be completed in 2014.
- Chaffey augmentation brought forward to secure Tamworth's future water supplies – media release 9 February 2011.
- NSW State Water – Chaffey Dam Facts and Figures Brochure (PDF - 2.42 MB)
National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns projects are funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.