Murrumbidgee to Googong Water Transfer

Icon Water is committed to providing a safe, secure and sustainable water supply for the people of the ACT and region. The objective of the Murrumbidgee to Googong Water Transfer is to help secure the water supply for the ACT and surrounding region in the future, allowing us to deal with frequent, longer and more severe droughts without having to endure high-level water restrictions for extended periods.

The Murrumbidgee to Googong Water Transfer involves the transfer of up to a maximum of 100 megalitres of water per day from the Murrumbidgee River through a 12 kilometre underground pipeline to Burra Creek in NSW. The water will then flow approximately 13 kilometres along Burra Creek into Googong Reservoir. The amount of water that can be transferred each day will depend on the availability of water in the Murrumbidgee River, maintenance of Murrumbidgee River environmental flows and the available storage capacity in Googong Reservoir.

The following map demonstrates the pipeline route through the ACT and NSW.

Murrumbidgee to Googong Water Transfer Project diagram

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Construction commenced in early 2011 and was completed in August 2012. Find all of the Project Planning and Approvals.

For more project information, to discuss any concerns you may have about the project or to register / update your contact details, please contact Icon Water on 02 6248 3111 (option '3') or email

For faults and emergencies please call 02 6248 3111, option '1' (24 hours).