Safe and Secure Water is a $1 billion fund securing water supply and sewerage services for NSW regional communities.
This multi-phased program will provide co‑funding to successful applicants such as local councils, water utilities, water corporations and prescribed dam owners for detailed planning and construction activities to install, replace, augment or decommission water and sewerage infrastructure.
Water Security for Regions
Water security has always been a priority for the NSW Government. Previous to the Safe and Secure Water program, Water Security for Regions provided funding to help our regional communities and industries better deal with drier conditions. A total of $366 million was dedicated to projects, including augmenting dams, pipeline and bore works and water efficiency mechanisms.
To view a list of projects funded under this program, visit the Department of Primary Industries website.
What’s the latest?
Expressions of Interest under the Safe and Secure Water Program opened in July 2017. Further information regarding the program and the EOI process will be made available on the DPI Water website as it becomes available.
For more information about the Safe and Secure Water Program, visit the DPI Water website.
Broken Hill Water Security
The $117 million Broken Hill Water Supply project will see the construction of a new 270-kilometre pipeline from the Murray River to Broken Hill to provide greater water security for the region.
The construction of the pipeline will create 240 local jobs, delivering a permanent and reliable water supply to Broken Hill.
What’s the latest?
The NSW Government has announced the appointment of WaterNSW to build, own and operate the 270-kilometre pipeline.
For more information about the project, visit the Department of Primary Industries website.