Water infrastructure projects to expand industry

Water infrastructure projects to expand industry

The Federal Government have announced an array of water infrastructure projects in NSW are underway as part of the NSW Connections package.

This will include the construction and upgrade of new pipelines and water storage facilities.

Together, these benefits will assist in the delivery of secure, affordable and reliable water for rural and regional Australia.

The Federal government contributed $15.8 million, and the NSW government invested $24.3 million to the project.

It will deliver 1650 megalitres in additional storage capacity as well as 4380 megalitres per annum increased water availability.

The project will also produce over 240 hectares of additional irrigable land and connect over 190 new customers or properties to the water supply.

62 jobs during construction and over 234 ongoing jobs will also be created.

One of the projects that the package covers include the Lake Wyangan Water Sustainability project, which will include a new 5.3 km pipeline to assist the local citrus industry.

Another project in the package involves the West Wyalong Water Reliability project, which will construct a new 300 megalitre off-stream storage dam.

Construction for the package is predicted to finish in the middle of 2023.

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View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Domestic wastewater pipeline renewals 2021/22 
Issued by: Gisborne District Council
Closing Date: 10 December 2021
Location: New Zealand
Description: The request for proposal is an invitation to suitably qualified suppliers to submit a proposal for the renewal of existing domestic wastewater pipeline (trenchless).

Horizontal directional drilling to provide services to Horsham Nature Play Park
Issued by: Horsham Rural City Council
Closing Date: 10 December 2021
Location: Victoria
Description: Horsham Rural City Council invites you to provide a quotation for the installation of horizontal directional bore for the water, electrical and waste services for the Horsham Nature Play Park.

Sewer and stormwater mains lining
Issued by: Hunter Water Corporation
Closing Date: 16 December 2021
Location: New South Wales
Description: The work under this contract includes, but is not limited to, the rehabilitation of gravity sewer and stormwater mains by the installation of lining systems to restore structural integrity, prevent infiltration and exfiltration, eliminate root ingress and/or restore the hydraulic capacity of the mains.

The gravity sewer mains to be rehabilitated will be from a nominal diameter of 150 mm up to a maximum of 600 mm. The stormwater mains to be rehabilitated will be from a nominal diameter of 750 mm up to a maximum of 1050 mm.

Big Rivers Region, Central Arnhem Road, provision of water bore drilling services
Issued by: Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
Closing Date: 15 December 2021
Location: Northern Territory
Description: A general outline of the work to be carried out under the contract comprises of drilling and casing of two new road construction water bores on Central Arnhem Road for prioritised upgrade works at Mountain Valley and Mainoru.

Pipeline duplication contract administration, inspection and verification services
Issued by: Townsville City Council
Closing Date: 15 December 2021
Location: Queensland
Description: RRD2DWTP Pipeline Duplication Contract Administration, Inspection and Verification Services

Country South Water Retic Renewal Program
Issued by: Water Corporation
Closing Date: 15 December 2021
Location: Western Australia
Description: Water Corporation is inviting organisations with suitable experience, capability and capacity to submit a Bid for our Country South Water Reticulation Renewals Package for sites in Narrogin and Wagin, Western Australia. The scope of work requires the supply and installation of DN100/DN150 Series 2 PN16 PVC-M water reticulation main and associated works.

Panel of providers for stormwater CCTV
Issued by: Hobart City Council
Closing Date: 08 December 2021
Location: Tasmania
Description: Panel of providers for closed circuit television (CCTV) inspection and cleaning of stormwater infrastructure.

Each fortnight, the Trenchless Australasia e-newsletter includes a list of tenders relevant to no-dig contractors, suppliers and manufacturers.  

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For more tender information visit the Australian Tenders website

funding for water business cases

$1.6m for Vic water business cases

The business cases intend to unlock more water potential for regional communities, improving supply and infrastructure.

The Gisborne to Sunbury Interconnector Stage 2 and Riddells Creek to Sunbury Interconnector detailed business cases could unlock opportunities to further capitalise on investment through the National Water Grid Connections pathway.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the government acknowledges the value of efficient water capture and storage in the regions. 

“The interrelated business cases are a vital early step towards a secure future for our farmers and regional communities by supporting increased access to recycled water,” Joyce said.

“This investment demonstrates our determination to deliver for the people of regional Victoria, to ensure the water infrastructure they need and deserve is available.”

Victorian Minister for Water Lisa Neville said the partnership between Australian and Victorian governments will investigate opportunities to expand on existing projects, like the $116 million Western Irrigation Network. 

“The Stage 2 business case will develop detailed designs for a 4. kilometre pipeline and storage option to connect the Gisborne and Sunbury Recycled Water Schemes, which could provide benefits to agriculture in Parwan-Balliang and off takes to agricultural enterprises in Toolern Vale,” Neville said.

“The Riddells Creek to Sunbury Interconnector detailed business case will develop designs for a 13.9-kilometre pipeline to connect the Riddells Creek Recycled Water Plant to the Sunbury Recycled Water Scheme. 

This investment is delivered under the Australian Government’s $3.5 billion National Water Grid Fund to develop the National Water Grid.

For more information visit the National Water Grid website.

Water pipes

Future-proofing Victorian water infrastructure

Infrastructure Victoria released its revised 2021 – 2051 Strategy in August in response to the changing climate and associated risks.

The report is a 30-year infrastructure strategy, to be reviewed and updated every three to five years, providing written advice to governments on specific infrastructure matters. 

The report stated that new infrastructure must account for function in a warmer, drier climate and be resilient to more extreme weather. 

It reads, “The infrastructure decisions Victoria makes now will affect its climate change response in coming decades and constrain future choices”.

On Monday, VicWater commented that it was pleased to see the report acknowledged the impact of climate change on water storage and infrastructure and how that in turn impacts the Victorian water sector. 

Infrastructure Victoria expects that a warmer, drier climate will mean less rainfall flowing into Victoria’s rivers and dams, putting more pressure on urban water supplies. 

VicWaters said it is keen to explore all recommendations, including increasing funding to strengthen agricultural water security to modernise irrigation and water infrastructure. 

Click here to view the full report.