Safe and Secure Water

Safe and Secure Water is a $1 billion fund securing water supply and sewerage services for NSW regional communities.

This multi-phased program will provide co‑funding to successful applicants such as local councils, water utilities, water corporations and prescribed dam owners for detailed planning and construction activities to install, replace, augment or decommission water and sewerage infrastructure.

Water Security for Regions

Water security has always been a priority for the NSW Government. Previous to the Safe and Secure Water program, Water Security for Regions provided funding to help our regional communities and industries better deal with drier conditions. A total of $366 million was dedicated to projects, including augmenting dams, pipeline and bore works and water efficiency mechanisms.

To view a list of projects funded under this program, visit the Department of Primary Industries website.

What’s the latest?

Expressions of Interest under the Safe and Secure Water Program are scheduled to open in July 2017. Further information regarding the program and the EOI process will be made available on the DPI Water website as it becomes available.

For more information about the Safe and Secure Water Program, visit the DPI Water website.

Broken Hill Water Security

The $117 million Broken Hill Water Supply project will see the construction of a new 270-kilometre pipeline from the Murray River to Broken Hill to provide greater water security for the region. 

The construction of the pipeline will create 240 local jobs, delivering a permanent and reliable water supply to Broken Hill. 

What’s the latest?

The NSW Government has announced the appointment of WaterNSW to build, own and operate the 270-kilometre pipeline.

For more information about the project, visit the Department of Primary Industries website.

Latest News

New Construction Industry Leadership Forum

Thursday, October 05, 2017

A forum of leaders from industry and the Victorian and NSW public sectors has been established to improve collaboration and action around procurement and delivery of major government infrastructure projects, including addressing capability and capacity constraints and the need for greater workforce diversity. Read more

Work starts on Western Sydney home of sport

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Work has officially kicked off today on the 30,000 seat Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta which will set a new standard for sports fans when it opens in 2019. Read more

First sod turned on new Grafton prison

Monday, August 21, 2017

Minister for Corrections David Elliott today turned the first sod on the new Grafton Correctional Centre, marking a key milestone in the NSW Government’s prison infrastructure plan and delivering jobs and investment to the North Coast. Read more