Building the Denmark pipeline

Denmark is currently reliant on rainfall into Quickup Dam as its main drinking water source.

To secure Denmark's water supply, we are building a 43km pipeline to connect Denmark to our Lower Great Southern Towns Water Supply Scheme.

This option was outlined in our long term planning strategy Water Forever 2010 following extensive community consultation.

Visit our website for more information on other water source options considered for Denmark.


How can you get involved in the pipeline project?

Impacted landowners

The construction and pipeline route will be located outside of Denmark and will not directly impact residents in town. All impacted landowners, government agencies and regulators have already been contacted and we will continue to work with them through the approvals process.

Interested community members

This page is for you! We encourage you to subscribe on this page to receive project updates, ask a question in our Ask Us section, provide feedback on the proposed pipeline route or register your interest in subcontractor opportunities.

Please also let us know if you have any local events, community group meetings, social media pages or newsletters you would like us to update on the project.

Community information sessions and events

Thank you to everyone who came along to our February information sessions to learn more about the pipeline project and register for Waterwise Denmark water saving programs.

We've received some great feedback and will use this to plan future events to keep you updated on the project.


What else are you doing in Denmark?

Water efficiency offers are available to Denmark residents including showerhead swaps, irrigation system checks, plumbing checks and rainwater tank rebates.

For more information on our water efficiency offers and other plans for Denmark's water supply, visit our website.

To secure Denmark's water supply, we are building a 43km pipeline to connect Denmark to our Lower Great Southern Towns Water Supply Scheme.

This option was outlined in our long term planning strategy Water Forever 2010 following extensive community consultation.

Visit our website for more information on other water source options considered for Denmark.


How can you get involved in the pipeline project?

Impacted landowners

The construction and pipeline route will be located outside of Denmark and will not directly impact residents in town. All impacted landowners, government agencies and regulators have already been contacted and we will continue to work with them through the approvals process.

Interested community members

This page is for you! We encourage you to subscribe on this page to receive project updates, ask a question in our Ask Us section, provide feedback on the proposed pipeline route or register your interest in subcontractor opportunities.

Please also let us know if you have any local events, community group meetings, social media pages or newsletters you would like us to update on the project.

Community information sessions and events

Thank you to everyone who came along to our February information sessions to learn more about the pipeline project and register for Waterwise Denmark water saving programs.

We've received some great feedback and will use this to plan future events to keep you updated on the project.


What else are you doing in Denmark?

Water efficiency offers are available to Denmark residents including showerhead swaps, irrigation system checks, plumbing checks and rainwater tank rebates.

For more information on our water efficiency offers and other plans for Denmark's water supply, visit our website.

  • Please complete the form if you are interested in providing feedback on the proposed pipeline route.

    Proposed pipeline route

    The proposed route will see the pipeline connect to the LGSTWSS at the Chorkerup Tank, 30 kilometres north of Albany, then follow the road reserve west along Wilcox Road, Redmond Road West, Kernutts Road, and a small section of Denmark-Mount Barker Road, connecting to the existing tank supplying water to Denmark at Scotsdale.

    View the map.

    Our consultation so far

    The proposed route is a result of extensive feedback we’ve

    Please complete the form if you are interested in providing feedback on the proposed pipeline route.

    Proposed pipeline route

    The proposed route will see the pipeline connect to the LGSTWSS at the Chorkerup Tank, 30 kilometres north of Albany, then follow the road reserve west along Wilcox Road, Redmond Road West, Kernutts Road, and a small section of Denmark-Mount Barker Road, connecting to the existing tank supplying water to Denmark at Scotsdale.

    View the map.

    Our consultation so far

    The proposed route is a result of extensive feedback we’ve already received from impacted landowners, Shire of Denmark and City of Albany technical staff and our regulators Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

    A local ecologist has also been engaged since the start of the project, conducting surveys of flora and fauna, and advising on issues such as rare flora identification, dieback and hygiene management plans and black cockatoo habitats.

    How you can help

    To inform the final design, we are particularly interested in comments from the wider community on the proposed use of road reserves, information on the local environment and community impacts we need to be aware of.

    Your feedback will be passed onto our designers to consider in the final pipeline design, before we proceed to the approvals stage with regulators and impacted landowners.

    Next steps

    We expect to finalise the pipeline design and publish it on this page in May 2020. Subject to approvals, we expect to begin construction of the pipeline in mid 2020 and be complete by January 2021.

    We appreciate your support of this work and welcome further questions in the ‘Ask Us’ section.

    Kind regards,

    Denmark Pipeline Project Team


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  • Please complete the form if you are interested in subcontracting opportunities as part of the pipeline project.

    Subject to approvals, we expect to begin construction of the pipeline in mid 2020 and be complete by January 2021. Given the short timeframe, this is a construction only contract.

    We expect to go out to market for a Tier 1 contractor in March 2020 and award in June 2020, with all subcontractors to be directly engaged by the head contractor.

    It would be most appreciated if you could provide the following details for us to pass onto the head contractor once they

    Please complete the form if you are interested in subcontracting opportunities as part of the pipeline project.

    Subject to approvals, we expect to begin construction of the pipeline in mid 2020 and be complete by January 2021. Given the short timeframe, this is a construction only contract.

    We expect to go out to market for a Tier 1 contractor in March 2020 and award in June 2020, with all subcontractors to be directly engaged by the head contractor.

    It would be most appreciated if you could provide the following details for us to pass onto the head contractor once they are appointed.

    Kind regards,

    Denmark Pipeline Project Team

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