Mole River Dam
The project will investigate the potential to construct a new dam to secure more water in flood sequences so that in drier times more water can be made available to communities, agriculture, and the environment.
If constructed the project would improve on-farm productivity through more reliable and secure water supply, increase reliability for agricultural production which would help secure existing jobs and support new opportunities and ensure better flood mitigation.
The Detailed Business Case will include:
- Reference Design
- Cost Estimation
- Environmental Baseline Studies
- Key assumptions for financial and economic assessment
The $24 million project is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($12 million) and the New South Wales Government ($12 million).
Australian Government funding is provided through the National Water Grid Fund.
The Detailed Business Case is expected to be completed in late 2021.