Local construction businesses can now register their interest to help build the $480 million Dungowan Dam and Pipeline project through a new online WaterNSW portal aimed at increasing local involvement.

NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson welcomed the announcement of a new business portal and was extremely excited by the local opportunities presented by the Dungowan Dam project.

“If you own or operate a local business in the Tamworth region please register with WaterNSW so we can share your details with our project delivery partner and contractors,” Mr Anderson said.

“This is great news for our local businesses. The construction of the Chaffey to Dungowan pipeline created about 20 local jobs, including tradesmen, truck drivers, fencers and heavy machine operators.

“There were about 30 local businesses involved with the pipeline construction process as well.

“I’m encouraging local businesses to register their details in the portal to ensure that it is local businesses get the opportunity to benefit from this huge construction program.”

Tamworth Business Chamber president Jye Segboer said the group supported the initiative from WaterNSW to introduce a business portal for the Dungowan Dam upgrade and pipeline.

WaterNSW has partnered with two specialist firms to deliver the historic investment in water infrastructure projects reinforcing its commitment to secure the State’s future water supply.

A joint venture comprising KBR and Aurecon will assist WaterNSW with the planning, development and delivery of three major dam projects, and potentially more projects in the future, on a scale not seen in Australia for nearly half a century.

Visit the business portal at: https://www.waternsw.com.au/projects/new-dams-for-nsw/dungowan-dam/local-business-register.