The NSW Government are looking for local companies to help deliver the accelerated Koondrook-Perricoota Forest flow enabling works, which aim to reinstate flows to improve and protect forest health.

The project will complete and complement existing infrastructure delivered through the Commonwealth Government’s Living Murray Program allowing water to be diverted from the Murray River into the Koondrook-Perricoota Forest.

Minister for Water Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey said projects like this one are a great opportunity to tap into the highly skilled workforce of regional NSW.

“We’re committed to using local companies wherever possible, to ensure the community benefits at every stage of the project from development to delivery,” Mrs Pavey said.

“Local companies often bring unique knowledge and drive to the delivery of projects to ensure the best outcomes are achieved for their community.

“Community consultation will be at the heart of the Koondrook- Perricoota flow enabling works to ensure they support the needs of local landholders and First Nations people while allowing the unique floodplain forest to thrive into the future.

“Once complete the works will also complement existing infrastructure to deliver benefits including improved fish habitat, environmental benefits for the forest, expanded tourism and recreational opportunities.”

We’re looking for local companies that can provide services including:

  • Concept design;
  • Detailed design;
  • Landowner design integration and coordination;
  • And construction oversight. 

The project is part of the Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Mechanism program, which aims to improve environmental outcomes for rivers, wetlands and wildlife using less water.

For more information on SDLAM visit dpie.nsw.gov.au/sdlam

Works on Koondrook-Perricoota are expected to be complete by March 2024.