Macquarie / Wambuul Water Security Scheme


Estimated Cost:

Estimated cost
$9.7 million

The detailed business case will consider the broader water needs of the lower Macquarie catchment. This will include assessing the merits of a proposed re-regulating gated weir and fishway on the Macquarie / Wambuul River.

If built, the proposed project would increase water availability providing certainty for farmers, businesses and primary industries in the Macquarie-Castlereagh, including the communities in Narromine and Warren.

The detailed business case will consider a range of options for improving water supply and will include:

  • detailed design options
  • planning approvals
  • technical, environmental and cost benefit analysis.
Who's involved

The $9.7 million project is funded by the Australian Government ($5.4 million) and the New South Wales Government ($4.3 million).

Australian Government Funding source

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

Project status

The project is underway.