The Parkes Recycled Water Scheme will be turned on this summer, with crews undertaking end-user connections.

FB Contracting have been commissioned to connect the new recycled water pipeline to the existing irrigation systems at the parks and sporting fields. FB Contracting will establish their site office near the new Water Treatment Plant off Webb Street, although the active worksites will be in the sporting fields and parks.

These minor works will be relatively low-impact, and are not expected to have direct impacts on properties or traffic. Each site will take approximately 7 days to connect, with a further 14 days allowed for commissioning activities.

The parks and fields will be accessible during these works. The first locations to be connected commencing on Monday 4 November. The works will then progress to the remaining parks. It is anticipated the works will be completed by March 2020.

Current construction timelines will be available on the Public Notices section of the website.

Residents who will be directly impacted by construction will be notified at least two weeks ahead of construction moving into their area.

Regular construction updates can be found here.

Any enquires regarding the project can be directed to Council's Project Management Office on 02 6861 2305 or 0428 845 458 or email

For more information on the Parkes Recycled Water Scheme visit: 


Council values sustainability and implements sustainable practices across infrastructure construction. Following on from Council's efforts to ensure sustainable targets were achieved with the new Water Treatment Plant and Sewage Treatment Plant, Council is also pursuing an Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) accreditation for the Recycled Water Rising Main.

Council has a dedicated sustainability policy for the Recycled Water Rising Main, which can be downloaded below. The sustainability framework explains the sustainability targets for the project.

Please click here for a copy of the RWRM Sustainability Framework.

Please click here for a copy of the RWRM Environmental Sustainability Policy.



The $21m Recycled Water Scheme is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Parkes Shire Council.