Eden Valley Raw Water Scheme Preliminary Business Case
The project will complete a preliminary business case to investigate the merits of constructing a water distribution network in the Eden Valley area. The proposed network would include approximately 53km of large capacity pipelines, pump stations and storage infrastructure.
If built, the project aims to address significant and ongoing impacts of drought and reduced reliability of surface and groundwater sources. It is expected this would provide a new source of irrigated water for approximately 20,000 hectares that currently has no viable ongoing supply options.
The preliminary business case will include:
- technical and geotechnical investigations; stakeholder engagement;
- cost estimate review; and
- stakeholder engagement.
The $1.1 million project is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($1.0 million) and the South Australian Government ($0.1 million).
Australian Government funding is provided through the National Water Grid Fund.
The project is underway, with the preliminary business case expected to be completed in early 2023.