Nimmitabel, New South Wales
Australian Government Funding: $545,771
About the project
The village of Nimmitabel has experienced severe water shortages during droughts over the last 30 years.
The first stage of this project undertook a feasibility study into water storage options to increase water security for Nimmitabel. The project was managed by the Nimmitabel Advancement Group, and was completed in June 2010. The feasibility study identified that a dam on Pigring Creek with capacity up to 200 megalitres is feasible and would be sufficient to reduce the impact of drought and secure Nimmitabel's water supply.
Cooma Monaro Shire Council accepted the recommendations of the feasibility study and has committed to construct a dam, to be known as Lake Wallace,in line with the recommendations of the study.
The second stage of this project involved pre-construction activities such as completion of the detailed design and environmental assessments required for planning and environmental approval processes. Stage 2 of the project is being undertaken by the Cooma Monaro Shire Council.
The project is now complete and the final reports for both stages are available below.
- Pigring Creek Dam Feasibility Study (PDF - 6.59 MB)
- Pre-Construction Phase of the Lake Wallace Dam Project (PDF - 1,109 KB)
Water Smart Australia projects are funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.