Lake Fenton Lake Fenton Pipeline upgrade, New Norfolk

What's this project all about?

The Lake Fenton bulk transfer main was constructed in 1937, and the water supply scheme of Lake Fenton/Lady Barron Creek was commissioned in 1939. This 70km pipeline transports water from Lake Fenton to the Lower Reservoir at the Waterworks complex in South Hobart and is responsible for providing 20 percent of Greater Hobart’s drinking water. 

Due to the age of the existing pipeline and failures experienced in the past, we are replacing a 1.3-kilometre section of pipeline along Poulters Road and Grist Street, New Norfolk.

This $5.3M investment is part of TasWater's commitment to improve the reliability of Greater Hobart's water supply system moving into the future.


June 2022

In January 2022 we started works on a $5.3M investment to build a new 1.3-kilometre section of pipeline along Poulters Road and Grist Street, New Norfolk.

We’ve now completed the final phase of the project with the recent road resurfacing works and have demobilised our work compound. The new pipeline is now fully operational.

To celebrate the completion of this project, local residents were invited to join us at our ‘Thank You Breakfast’ Saturday 4 June, where residents had the opportunity to meet with the project team and contractors.

TasWater thanks the community for their patience and understanding while we delivered this important project over the last 6 months.


For more information

If you have any questions or would like to know more about this project, please contact Hagen Rieck, TasWater Capital Engagement Specialist, on 13 6992 or via email:

Project timeline

Start of construction Jan 2022

Connecting the new and existing pipelines May 2022

Grass seeding to reinstate the paddock area and lay new road surfaces June 2022

Project completed June 2022.

Have a question?

We'd love to hear from you. 

Please contact Hagen Rieck, TasWater Capital Engagement Specialist.  

Phone: 13 6992