Securing a reliable, affordable new water supply is fundamental to building continued growth and productivity for Barossa and Eden Valleys.
Over the past few years, efforts to procure additional water to ‘future-proof’ the regions have gained momentum, particularly so given climate change evidence, predications of greatly reduced rainfall and concerns about the security of Murray River water.
In mid-2019, BGWA hosted the Premier, the Honourable Stephen Marshall, in the Barossa and discussed the severity of water security issues.
This led to initial investigations and a preliminary business case for what is now called the Barossa New Water (BNW) project.
The project aims to deliver new, secure, climate-independent and affordable water to the regions. It incorporates existing investigations by SA Water on the option for raw River Murray water as a possible solution for Eden Valley via the Mannum to Adelaide pipeline.
For detailed information see the Primary Industries & Regions BNW project webpage including current project status and timelines.