Partnering with the New South Wales Government to build the National Water Grid

19 September 2020

The Australian Government is partnering with the New South Wales Government to deliver three vital water infrastructure projects for farmers and communities in the state’s regions.

The Wyangala Dam expansion project in the state’s central west, the new Dungowan Dam and proposed Mole River dam in the northern tablelands are part of the vision for a National Water Grid that will deliver more reliable water for agriculture, improve resilience to drought, and support strong regional economies.

The Government is contributing $325 million towards the Wyangala Dam project, $242 million to the Dungowan Dam project and $12 million to the Mole River Dam Business Case project.

All funding is provided through the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund.

The National Water Infrastructure Development Fund is the Australian Government’s investment in building the National Water Grid – the next generation of water infrastructure which will help secure reliable supplies of water now and into the future.