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Winter works supply interruption 2018


We have a significant program of modernisation works on the Sturt Canal and South Western parts of the network, which involves a complete shutdown and draining.

The extended shutdown is from 29 May until mid-August. During this time there will be no access to water, other than the winter watering period.

• There will be a limited winter water available for critical crop needs 19-27 June

• We will recommence supply in mid-August

MAIN CANAL: We are operating the Main Canal differently this winter to allow us to be more responsive to customers’ critical water needs. There are no major works scheduled on the Main Canal system this year other than some channel rehabilitation works across the network. Main Canal customers will have ongoing supply access, with intermittent interruptions until the system returns to normal operations in early August.

DOMESTIC: Customers should aim to be self-sufficient during this period. If you have a dam or storage, ensure it is full before the winter shutdown period starts and take the opportunity to top up when water is available.

Contact us on (02) 6962 0200 if you are concerned about your ability to access water during the winter works period.

TOWNS: There will be no impact on town water supplies.

For more information and a map showing 2018 winter works supply interruption areas, see our 2018 Winter Works Supply Interruption fact sheet


Griffith City Council will have detours around the following worksites. Access to local residential traffic will be available. 

Drew Road, Benerembah, will be closed between Bowditch Rd and Woodside Rd from 18 June to 12 July 2018.

Tyson Road, Tharbogang,  will be closed between Cunningham Road and Willow Dam from 25 July - 6 August 2018.

Stevenson Road, Tharbogang, will be closed between Gordon Road and Brown Road from 16 June to 6 July 2018. 

Brown Road, Tharbogang, will be closed between McNamara Road and Stevenson Road from 18 June to 4 July 2018. 

Brogden Road single lane closure between Casserley Road & Bringagee Road from 12 June to 31 July 2018

Woodside Road, Benerembah,  will have a single lane closure between Drew Road and Killen Road - 25 June to 31 July 2018

White Road, Tharbogang will have a single lane closure between Brown Road & Tyson Road from 5 July to 31 July 2018

Gum Creek Road, Benerembah, will be closed between Lockhart Rd and Clark Rd from 7 July until late July.


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