The Highlands Source Project, which includes the construction of a pump station and 81 kilometres of pipeline has won a prestigious Engineering Excellence Award.
The annual Engineering Excellence Awards Sydney celebrate the accomplishments of some of the finest engineering companies and individuals in the world. The Awards showcase leaders in the profession along with world class engineering and innovation.
The project won in the category of Engineering for Regional Communities. The Highlands Source Project was initiated during a time of severe drought and is a major initiative designed to secure Goulburn’s water supply. It linked Goulburn to Wingecarribee Reservoir, which is part of the Sydney Catchment Authority’s network of dams, through the construction of a pump station and 81 kilometres of pipeline.
The project was designed by GHD and managed on behalf of Goulburn Mulwaree Council by Hunter Water Australia. Leed Engineering and Construction and Ledonne undertook the construction components of the project.
Recognising environmental, social and safety impacts, the project was designed and constructed in 24 months with the community’s welfare at the forefront of planning. The project has meant that public swimming pools can stay open permanently and has provided residents with additional opportunities to participate in recreational and sporting activities. This will lead to improved health and an increase in levels of community spirit and enjoyment. In addition, the project has provided greater predictability across all businesses and industries.