Local Businesses encouraged to register for Wyangala Dam Wall Raising Project

With early works on the Wyangala Dam wall expected to be shovel ready by the end of 2020, Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey, has announced a new opportunity for local Cowra shire businesses to be involved.

Local businesses are now able to register their interest with Water NSW to enable project consultants and contractors to connect with local businesses and suppliers to provide the delivery of a number of services throughout the Wyangala Dam Wall Raising project.

“This is a unique opportunity for Cowra shire businesses to register their interest with Water NSW and be actively involved in what will be a significant project for the shire and wider community,” Mayor of Cowra, Cr Bill West said.

The Wyangala Dam Wall Raising project is estimated to cost $650 million and increase storage capacity by 53%. Raising the wall will contribute substantially to improving water security and flood management capability for the wider Lachlan Valley. Construction is expected to take two to four years to complete, dependent on the design.

“Wyangala Dam is an infrastructure asset with many elements soon to be established to increase the wall height. These components will positively lend themselves to our local businesses being actively involved,” said Cr West.

“There will be many projects available for local businesses to be considered for. One that I can think of immediately is the proposed relocation of Reflections Holiday Park.”

Both State and Federal Governments are encouraging local businesses to visit the Water NSW website to register their interest but have stressed that registering does not guarantee an engagement or form of contract for the work.

“If any local businesses have any questions regarding the registration process and what work will be available, I urge them to contact Water NSW for further information,” Cr West concluded.

For more information or to register your interest as a business, visit Water NSW or contact 1300 662 077. There is also a public Facebook group which residents can follow for updates when they become available.