A new rockfill dam at Mole River would deliver improved water security and environmental benefits for NSW and QLD.
Transition to Water Infrastructure NSW
As of 1 July 2021, responsibility for the proposed Mole River Dam project transitioned from WaterNSW to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Water Infrastructure NSW, which is a Division of the Water Group.
For project continuity, key project staff have also moved across and previous WaterNSW project specific contact points (i.e. email and phone numbers) are being forwarded.
View a full list of project updates.
Planning and delivery
For detailed project planning information please visit the NSW Government Planning portal.
Frequently Asked Questions
See answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Mole River Dam project.
Social impact assessment
Water Infrastructure NSW is seeking approval from the NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces and the Australian Minister for the Environment to construct the Mole River Dam project.
The assessment process requires Water Infrastructure NSW to prepare a Social Impact Assessment to accompany the Strategic Business Case for the project addressing the potential social impacts and benefits of the project to the local area, the region, and the state of NSW.
The SIA survey has now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.
View more information about the Social Impact Assessment (PDF, 138.82 KB).
To speak with the project team, phone 1800 560 729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To receive project updates, please email your contact details to email@example.com with "Subscribe for Updates" in the subject heading.
Facebook users can also join the Water Infrastructure NSW Mole River project community group.
- Construction Industry Briefing FAQS - June 2020 (PDF, 189.8 KB)
- NSW Govt - Media release - 31 March 2020 (PDF, 125.8 KB)
- Critical State Significant Infrastructure Dams - March 2020 (PDF, 342.5 KB)
- Mole River Dam Fact Sheet - October 2019 (PDF, 279.5 KB)
- Mole River Dam - Feasibility Study (PDF, 15.9 MB)
- Construction Industry Briefing - May 2020 (PDF, 3.2 MB)