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 consider;

  • detailed design options;
  • planning approvals; and
  • 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 with the business case expected to be completed in mid 2023