Stirling Dam pipeline and pump station

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Project goal:

Improve water supply security for the Great Southern Region

Status:

In construction

Delivery Date:

December 2017

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In order to improve water supply security for the Great Southern Region in our increasingly drying climate, we are connecting the Integrated Water Supply System (IWSS) with the Great Southern Town Water Supply Scheme (GSTWS).

An 8km pipeline will be built from the southern end of Stirling Dam and will connect to an existing pipeline to the north west of Harris Dam. A new pump station will be built at the Stirling Dam which will allow water to be pumped directly into the supply main for the GSTWS when water levels in Harris Dam are low.

Work will be undertaken between December 2016 and December 2017. During this time there will be temporary closures to picnic areas, recreational trails and minor roads. Please see the other tab for further information. 

We are committed to environmental management through the State Forest and is engaging a zoologist to find and relocate native fauna prior to clearing in the area. We have also worked closely with Department of Parks and Wildlife to ensure the area is rehabilitated following construction, to enable natural regeneration of vegetation.

More information

If you would like more information on the project or what we are doing to secure supplies in our drying climate, please contact Water Corporation on (08) 9420 2789.

If you would like to find out about other recreational areas in the Shires of Harvey and Collie, please visit these websites:

Work will be carried out between December 2016 and November 2017, during which time access to the small picnic area at Stirling Dam will be unavailable.

Water Corporation and Department of Parks and Wildlife recommend visitors use the nearby Harvey Dam or Logue Brook Dam picnic areas instead, which are both larger and have more facilities. Please see the map attached for alternative locations.

The Munda Biddi Trail in the vicinity of Stirling Dam will also be temporarily diverted for several weeks during the work, however this timing is to be determined. Please keep an eye on the Munda Biddi Website for details of the temporary alternative route.

Minor gravel roads around the dam may be closed temporarily during the work. These will be signposted in advance and an alternative provided, where possible.

Should you have any queries about the work, please contact Water Corporation on 13 13 85.

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation while we carry out this essential work.

 

 


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