Morgan Whyalla pipeline renewal

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The Morgan Whyalla Pipeline No.1 is a 358 kilometre long, above ground pipeline that was constructed in the 1940s. The pipeline is used for the transfer of bulk water supplies to the Iron Triangle cities of Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla and supply to the Mid North, Yorke Peninsula and Eyre Peninsula water distribution networks.

We are planning the replacement of sections of the pipeline to continue to deliver your trusted water service and maintain the reliability of your water network and ensure we meet the demand for safe, clean drinking water now and into the future.

What we will be doing

Together with our contractor, McConnell Dowell Diona Joint Venture (MDJV), we are planning to replace up to 34 kilometres of the pipeline to continue to deliver your trusted water service, maintain the reliability of your water supply and ensure we meet the demand for safe, clean drinking water now and into the future.

The sections we are replacing will be constructed adjacent to the existing pipeline and will remain above ground. A map of the sections being replaced is shown below or you can access it here.

When it's happening

We aim to start construction in March 2022 and will be completed in stages. This start date is dependent on weather conditions and any technical constraints that we may encounter. We have initiated discussions with property owners along the pipeline and local businesses.

How can you get involved

We are interested in connecting with local businesses who may be able to provide opportunities for accommodation, catering, and other services during construction.

We’re keen to plan construction in a way that has the least impact on you and would welcome an opportunity to speak with you to understand the practical things we can do to achieve this.

Sharing your preferred contact details will also help us provide you with quick and timely updates

Keeping you updated

To keep our crews and the community safe, some disruption to local traffic may be required but we will keep you informed in the lead up to this project. We will also let you know if any temporary water interruptions will be required to your property.


The Morgan Whyalla Pipeline No.1 is a 358 kilometre long, above ground pipeline that was constructed in the 1940s. The pipeline is used for the transfer of bulk water supplies to the Iron Triangle cities of Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla and supply to the Mid North, Yorke Peninsula and Eyre Peninsula water distribution networks.

We are planning the replacement of sections of the pipeline to continue to deliver your trusted water service and maintain the reliability of your water network and ensure we meet the demand for safe, clean drinking water now and into the future.

What we will be doing

Together with our contractor, McConnell Dowell Diona Joint Venture (MDJV), we are planning to replace up to 34 kilometres of the pipeline to continue to deliver your trusted water service, maintain the reliability of your water supply and ensure we meet the demand for safe, clean drinking water now and into the future.

The sections we are replacing will be constructed adjacent to the existing pipeline and will remain above ground. A map of the sections being replaced is shown below or you can access it here.

When it's happening

We aim to start construction in March 2022 and will be completed in stages. This start date is dependent on weather conditions and any technical constraints that we may encounter. We have initiated discussions with property owners along the pipeline and local businesses.

How can you get involved

We are interested in connecting with local businesses who may be able to provide opportunities for accommodation, catering, and other services during construction.

We’re keen to plan construction in a way that has the least impact on you and would welcome an opportunity to speak with you to understand the practical things we can do to achieve this.

Sharing your preferred contact details will also help us provide you with quick and timely updates

Keeping you updated

To keep our crews and the community safe, some disruption to local traffic may be required but we will keep you informed in the lead up to this project. We will also let you know if any temporary water interruptions will be required to your property.


Page last updated: 25 November 2021, 12:01