Billimari Bores/Pipeline Project Update

Published on 07 March 2022


Council have started receiving delivery of the pipe for the Billimari Bores project. In total, Council will be received a huge 26km of 365mm pipe, delivered by more than 100 truckloads! 

After ongoing rain delays, there is plenty of activity occurring down Jumbuck Lane in Billimari, with construction of the pump station commencing. Contractors have been onsite constructing the 200kL concrete reservoir (tank). The next step will be the construction of the pump station building. The lead contractor for this component is local business, Thompsons Irrifab.

These works are part of the ‘Cowra Drought Water Security’ long term infrastructure project funded by the State Government. The project will create a 26km long pipeline to pump water in times of drought from the Billimari bore fields to the Lachlan River Pump Station at Cowra, which will then be pumped into the town's Water Treatment Plant via existing pipelines.

The new pipeline will enable Cowra to have an alternative water source should storage levels in Wyangala Dam and the Lachlan River become low in times of drought.