Saturday, January 20, 2018

Major Goulburn-Murray Water works underway

Editor June 28, 2017

CRITICAL works in the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District amounting to $100M are currently underway as part of the Connections Project, Victoria’s largest water modernisation project.

The works, which will be carried out over winter, will see an upgrade to 33km of channel across 17 sites, the installation of automation at 271 sites, the installation of 35km of pipeline across seven sites and works on more than 500 meters of outlets undertaken.

This year’s winter works program will mean more irrigators benefit from the modernised delivery network. For farming businesses, this means better productivity from the automated water delivery system. For the environment, the project delivers water savings through upgrades not buy-backs. 

It also provides major investment in local jobs and infrastructure for the region. 

In addition to the $100M works program as part of the Connections Project, Goulburn Murray Water (GMW) will invest a further $10M on its core works program over the winter period.

Minister for Water, Lisa Neville said, “It’s important to get this work done over winter, so we can ensure the productivity of farmers during the irrigation season and achieve our water savings targets.

“The $2B Connections Project is modernising the network, delivering water more efficiently, encouraging farm efficiency and generating water savings that supports local jobs.”