Barraba, New South Wales
Australian Government Funding: $128,759
About the project
The project was a study into the feasibility of building a water supply pipeline from Split Rock Dam to the town of Barraba to provide a long-term water supply solution. Preliminary cost estimates were developed for the preferred option, which identified a total project cost in the order of $19.6M for the following components:
- A raw water pumping station connecting to the existing Split Rock Dam outlet, including associated electrical supply/equipment, asset communication and pre-chlorination.
- 27km of pipeline laid in Oakhampton Road and Fossickers Way, discharging to Barraba Water Treatment Plant (the Barraba plant).
- Various minor upgrades to the Barraba plant in order to receive the raw water from Split Rock Dam.
- A raw water storage tank at the Barraba plant to balance inflows and provide treatment contact time.
- Pre-construction studies, management and contingencies.
An assessment of future planning requirements was also undertaken in order to identify the necessary development required for construction.
This study is an important step towards identifying a preferred long-term water supply solution to meet the current and future needs of the Barraba community.
The feasibility study is now complete and the report can be found below.
Water Smart Australia projects are funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.