Coolanie Water Scheme


Estimated Cost:

Laying pipe at Coolanie Water Scheme in South Australia. The light blue pipe is laid in a trench in the centre of the image, to the left of a country road.
Estimated cost
$1.43 million

The project has delivered 40km of supply and distribution pipelines to around 30 farm properties with the capacity to expand to other properties subject to demand.

The project has increased water security in the Coolanie Plains on the Eyre Peninsula.

It will ensure peak usage demands can be reliably met. This will allow primary producers to increase lamb production by around 50 percent.

Who's involved

The $1.43 million project was jointly funded by the Australian Government ($715,000), the South Australian Government ($500,000) and the Franklin Harbour Council ($215,000).

Australian Government Funding source

Australian Government funding was provided through the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund.

Project status

Construction was completed mid 2020.