Safe and Secure Water

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 are scheduled to open 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.

Latest News

Applications open for $150 million fixing country rail

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Deputy Premier John Barilaro, Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey and Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries have today announced $150 million for Round One of Fixing Country Rail. Read more

Long term flood mitigation strategy released for Hawkesbury Nepean Valley

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

NSW Treasurer and Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres today released the long term plan to mitigate flood risk for the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley. Read more

New Grafton Prison Delivers Jobs, Investment

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Minister for Corrections David Elliott today announced the preferred proponent for a new 1700-bed prison in Grafton, providing regional jobs, state-of-the-art security and rehabilitation services for inmates. Read more