The Quipolly Water Treatment Plant, and the Werris Creek and Quirindi Water Pipeline is the final stage of Liverpool Plains Shire Council’s (LPSC) long-term vision, known as the Regional Water Supply Strategy.
This Strategy was initiated to ensure a quality water supply for the region into the future.
Council has worked closely with the Federal and State Governments to attract funding to around $20 million for this project. It is estimated that the project will cost around $28.3 million. With Council making a contribution of up to around $8.3 million to complete the project.
This project will secure the Werris Creek water supply and provide options for the management of Quirindi water supply by constructing a state of the art water treatment plant near Quipolly Dam and a pipeline to Werris Creek and Quirindi. This partnership project will provide improved water quality with a secure system that meets the needs and growth of LPSC now and into the future.
About the Project
The project is in the design phase. Construction is currently identified to commence in early 2020 although this time frame is under review and may change due to the tender process, logistics, climatic conditions or other external effects beyond councils control. Construction is likely to take up to two years.
What is involved and what is the design process?
The construction of: -
A state of the art water treatment plant near Quipolly Dam.
A treated water pipeline from Quipolly Dam to Werris Creek.
A new water reservoir in Werris Creek.
A treated water pipeline from Quirindi joining the treated Werris Creek water pipeline.
The water treatment plant will be constructed near Quipolly Dam. Planning suggests that the alignment of the pipeline will largely be constructed on public owned land.
Who is funding the project?
As previously noted Council has attracted matched funding of $10 million each from the Federal and State Governments for this project. Council will need to make a contribution of around $8.3 million with the total cost of the project estimated to be $28.3 million.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are you constructing a pipeline from Quirindi to join the Werris Creek treated pipeline?
Council's aim is to vastly improve the Shire’s water security and quality, cater for future population growth and drought proof the area by connecting its water resources. The connection of a pipeline from Quirindi to Werris Creek will provide diversification for both water supplies and an opportunity to better manage water resources and quality.
Why are you replacing the pipe from Quipolly Dam to Werris Creek and building a new treatment plant at Quipolly Dam?
The current pipe that runs from the dam carries raw untreated water to Werris Creek to be treated and was built at the start of the last century. The current treatment plant at Werris Creek was built in the 1930's and despite upgrades it has reached its used by date.
Where is the funding coming from?
Council has attracted matched funding of around $10 million each from the Federal and State Governments for this project. Council will need to make a contribution of around $8.3 million with the total cost of the project estimated to be $28.3 million.
How can I stay informed?
When steps progress in the development, Council will provide updates and work with the community. We will send out project updates via either printed, online or social media as the development progresses, and make proactive contact with directly affected stakeholders.
Visit our Keep Updated Page to register your interest in receiving updates.