Eurobodalla, New South Wales
Total funding: The total project funding of $56 million includes a $15 million contribution from the Australian Government, with the balance from both Eurobodalla Shire Council and the NSW Government . The works were formally commissioned in June 2011.
About the project
The project enabled implementation of a key component of the Eurobodalla Shire Councils award winning Integrated Water Cycle Management Strategy.
The project had two components, the Moruya to Deep Creek Dam Pipeline, and the Northern System Water Treatment Plant. The pipeline transfers water extracted from the Moruya River to Deep Creek Dam at a rate of 35ML/day. The treatment plant has the capacity to produce 20ML/day of drinking water which exceeds the average requirement
The project will:
- protect low environmental flows in the Moruya River by extracting and storing larger volumes of water only during higher river flows
- increase security of supply for the Eurobodalla shire for the next 30 years, and
- improve the quality of the water supplied to Eurobodalla residents.
The project advances the National Water Initiative outcome of encouraging innovation in water supply sourcing, treatment and discharge.
- Moruya to Deep Creek dam pipeline and Northern Water Treatment Plant final report (PDF - 2,809 KB) | (Word - 3,708 KB)
Water Smart Australia projects are funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.