Victorian agriculture makes a significant contribution to Australia's economy.

Thousands of kilometres of channels and pipelines provide water to Victoria's irrigated agricultural industries. Irrigation began in Victoria in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Much of the original infrastructure is unable to cope with the demands of modern irrigation.

Victoria has numerous rural water infrastructure projects that aim to improve existing irrigation districts' efficiency and productivity.  Irrigated agriculture in Victoria is worth over $5 billion annually. This represents 30% of Australia's total irrigated agricultural production.

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