Dungowan Dam and Pipeline


Estimated Cost:

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Estimated cost
To be confirmed

The project will see a new Dungowan Dam constructed, increasing storage capacity from 6.3GL to 22.5GL.

The new dam will be around 3.5km downstream of the existing dam, which will be decommissioned. A new 55km pipeline will supply water from the dam to the Calala Water Treatment Plant.

This project will improve water security, help build drought resilience and improve water reliability for agricultural production.

Who's involved

The Australian Government has made a commitment of $242 million towards the project. Total cost of the project is still to be confirmed through the Detailed Business Case process.

Australian Government Funding source

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

Project status

Planning is underway. Delivery timeframes including completion of construction will be informed by the Detailed Business Case.