WaterNSW is leading the planning and project management for the Wyangala Dam Wall Raising project, to be jointly funded by the Federal and NSW State Government.

This involve: raising the embankment and downstream rockfill to add an additional 650GL of water storage; and raising the spillway and intake towers of the dam by a nominal 10m.

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, WaterNSW remains focussed on completing the preliminary assessment and planning work required for what is a critical regional project to improve future drought resilience and water security for the Lachlan Valley.

This project will also create local jobs and business activity, helping the region’s economic recovery. As part of this work, we had intended to start holding local community information sessions about the project this month.

However, given the COVID-19 restrictions on travel and group gatherings, these sessions simply cannot go ahead as we hoped.

Instead, we will use other ways to keep you updated and informed. Please keep an eye out for project information in your local newspapers, on local radio, on our website, in videos online and newsletters.

If you would like to go on our project update list please register your contact details by emailing