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
$1.6 million

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

The project has increased water security in the Coolanie Plains on the Eyre Peninsula and ensures peak usage demands can be reliably met. This is allowing primary producers to increase lamb production by around 50 per cent.

Who's involved

The $1.6 million project was jointly funded by the Australian Government ($0.7 million), the South Australian Government ($0.5 million) and the District Council of Franklin Harbour ($0.4 million).

Australian Government Funding source

Australian Government funding was provided through the National Water Grid Fund.

Project status

Construction was completed May 2020.