Burrier and Brundee WPS - High Voltage Substation Renewal Project

Shoalhaven Water supplies fresh clean water to more than 52,000 homes and businesses in the Shoalhaven. Clean water is vital to our health, hygiene and the productivity of the community.

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  • Project StatusIn Progress
  • Last reviewed 13 February 2024

The latest

Package 1: Works completed - Outstanding works include defects closeout.

Package 2: Main construction works completed - remaining works include defects closeout and handover of final project documentation.

Variation works have been included in this package of works based on Endeavour Energy requirements, which are scheduled to be completed Mid 2024.

About the project

As part of Shoalhaven Water’s ongoing asset maintenance regime, it has been identified that both High Voltage (HV) electrical substations at Council’s existing Brundee and Burrier water pumping stations have come to their end of life, being constructed 1981 and 1982 respectively.

Both HV substations are now approximately 40 years old and Shoalhaven Water has identified the need to plan and execute major upgrades to the Brundee and Burrier Water Pumping Station (WPS) HV substations.

In 2015, Shoalhaven Water engaged a specialist electrical contractor to review the existing installations, undertake comprehensive condition assessments and proposed upgrade feasibility assessments.

The conclusion of these investigations was that although the existing substation equipment at both sites were still in acceptable electrical condition, the age of the equipment had exceeded industry accepted lifespans.

This means that replacement parts, spares and manufacturer support was no longer available, and would compound further when faults start occurring and replacement parts and specific equipment knowledge were required.

Accordingly, in 2020, Council engaged a specialist consultant to undertake design development for the proposed renewal of these facilities.


The delivery of the renewal project is proposed to be executed as two distinct packages:

  • Package 1: Burrier WPS HV substation renewal
  • Package 2: Brundee and Burrier WPS major electrical upgrades
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