We are mod­ernising the de­liv­ery net­work to sup­ply wa­ter more ef­fi­ciently and gen­er­ate wa­ter sav­ings that con­trib­ute to the long-term sus­tain­abil­ity of Vic­to­ria’s wa­ter sup­ply

New pipe­lines rolling out across our dis­trict

Campaspe News - - COMMUNITY BILLBOARD -

MORE than 19km of pipe­lines will be in­stalled across the Goul­burn-Murray Ir­ri­ga­tion Dis­trict in com­ing months, with works ex­pected to cre­ate sig­nif­i­cant wa­ter sav­ings in the re­gion.

The $2 bil­lion Goul­burnMur­ray Wa­ter Con­nec­tions Pro­ject plans to con­struct 16 pipe­lines dur­ing the ir­ri­ga­tion sea­son, in con­sul­ta­tion with landown­ers, as part of its early works sched­ule.

Works are cur­rently be­ing car­ried out or com­pleted on 10 of the pipe­lines — in­stalling a to­tal of al­most 12km— in three ir­ri­ga­tion dis­tricts:

Rochester – four pipe­lines to­talling more than 7.5km

Tor­rum­barry – three pipe­lines to­talling more than 3km

Murray Val­ley – two pipe­lines to­talling more than 1km.

Me­ters and reg­u­la­tors will also be up­graded along the pipe­lines at the same time.

Tra­di­tion­ally, pipe­line works were car­ried out dur­ing the win­ter works pe­riod; how­ever the pro­ject is now un­der­tak­ing works through­out the year to in­crease ef­fi­cien­cies in reaching wa­ter sav­ings tar­gets.

Min­is­ter for Wa­ter Lisa Nev- ille said the Con­nec­tions Pro­ject is de­liv­er­ing an im­proved wa­ter sup­ply to our agri­cul­tural com­mu­ni­ties, mod­ernising the ir­ri­ga­tion dis­trict and pro­vid­ing a huge boost to lo­cal economies.

“Th­ese crit­i­cal cru­cial works are en­sur­ing we de­liver an ef­fi­cient ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem that sup­ports ir­ri­ga­tors in re­gional Vic­to­ria into the fu­ture,” Ms Neville said.

Pro­ject di­rec­tor Frank Fis­seler said com­plet­ing works dur­ing the ir­ri­ga­tion sea­son means more landown­ers will be con­nected to the mod­ernised de­liv­ery net­work sooner.

“We are mod­ernising the de­liv­ery net­work to sup­ply wa­ter more ef­fi­ciently and gen­er­ate wa­ter sav­ings that con­trib­ute to the long-term sus­tain­abil­ity of Vic­to­ria’s wa­ter sup­ply,” Mr Fis­seler said.

Th­ese works are be­ing car­ried out by John Holland, which was ap­pointed un­der the Re­set De­liv­ery Plan.

’ — Frank Fis­seler

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