The 55 km pipe will deliver greater water security for Tamworth and the Peel Valley. It will also connect the new Dungowan Dam to Tamworth’s Calala Water Treatment Plant.
Federal Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said this is an enormous step for one of Tamworth’s most important projects in recent times.
“This pipeline represents security, growth, and investment for Tamworth and the Peel Valley,” Joyce said.
Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson said this once-in-a-generation project will improve water security for the communities of Tamworth and the Peel Valley.
“Starting the construction phase just two weeks after we received planning approval for this pipeline shows that I am serious about prioritising water infrastructure projects in this region,” Anderson said.
“Not only does the construction of the pipeline provide greater water security, but it will generate revenue for 30 local businesses and support up to 70 new jobs, injecting millions of dollars into the local economy.”
Stage 1 of the project is expected to take up to 18 months to complete.
The Final Business Has for the Dungowan Dam has been submitted for review, and the Environmental Impact Statement is scheduled to go to display before the end of the year.
For more information visit the National Water Grid website.