Tillegra Riparian Improvement Project


Hunter Water is safeguarding the quality of the region's drinking water by building a fence along either side of a 24km section of the Williams River on land previously owned by Hunter Water. The project is occuring on land previously purchased, and now sold, by Hunter Water for the now ruled out Tillegra Dam.

The project will provide an exclusion zone on either side of the Williams River using fencing and native trees. In total, 150 hectares of land will be protected by the exclusion zone, representing 2.5% of the land (6 000 hectares) previously owned by Hunter Water in the area.

Protecting the riverbank via fencing and re-vegetation will prevent cattle from entering the Williams River as well as prevent erosion and filter runoff. All have combined over many decades to pollute the water before it is pumped to Grahamstown Dam, Hunter Water's major drinking water storage facility. Water quality monitoring has shown the quality of water in the Williams River is progressively deteriorating due to land use impacts in the catchment.

The downstream effects of protecting the river are substantial and include improving the quality of the water in the river as well as many other benefits such as improving resilience to natural events such as the floods experienced in April 2015.

This important project is viewed as a once in a lifetime opportunity made possible by the decision not to build the Tillegra Dam. Water authorities typically don't own river frontage and when they do it's for the purpose of building a dam. With Tillegra Dam being ruled out, Hunter Water has a unique opportunity to provide ongoing protection to the river.


Tender for supply and installation of fencing

Provision of fencing along Williams River

Hunter Water is safeguarding the quality of the region's drinking water by establishing a riparian rehabilitation zone on land previously owned by Hunter Water along the Williams River.

Tenders are invited for the supply and installation of fencing as part of this project.

How do I submit a tender?

Hunter Water issues tenders and manages the tendering process for all its projects using Tenderlink.


If, due to technical issues, you are unable to lodge your submission via Tenderlink you may deposit a printed version in Hunter Water's tender box:
36 Honeysuckle Drive

Tenders must be received on or before 2pm on Wednesday 14 December 2016. The tender document will need to be downloaded and printed using Tenderlink.

Who should I direct questions about the tender process to?

Please submit all questions about the tendering process via Tenderlink.

If you believe your question is commercial-in-confidence please contact Kim Hafey, Hunter Water, on telephone 1300 657 657 or kim.hafey@hunterwater.com.au

Hunter Water will not be able to respond to questions after close of business Friday 9 December 2016.

When is the closing date for submissions?

Tenders must be submitted by 2pm 14 December 2016. Late submissions will not be considered.


Location map

Tillegra Riparian Improvement Project Location Maphere.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this project please contact the Hunter Water Customer Contact Centre during business hours on 1300 657 657 or email
For after hours emergencies call Hunter Water on 1300 657 000.

Fast Facts

Project Location
Project Duration
2015 - 2020
1300 657 657

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