A tender to undertake vital upgrades at Woronora, Avon, Nepean, Cordeaux and Cataract dams has been awarded to Downer.

These dams supply up to 30 per cent of Sydney’s drinking water and are vital in ensuring high quality water is supplied to Sydney and the Illawarra.

The project across the five dams involves:

  • Upgrading electrical, control, instrumentation and communication assets and relocating electrical lines underground
  • Improving the reliability of electrical services to all equipment and facilities onsite including picnic areas
  • Improving safety during bushfires

Access to the dam wall and surrounding recreation areas may be restricted at all five dams when construction work is taking place at the respective sites. There may be increased traffic in and around the work sites and some localised noise and dust impacts.WaterNSW is keeping residents, local businesses and the wider community informed of any potential disruptions and is striving to minimise impacts.

Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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