The $2 billion Connections Project has commenced its significant winter works program that will continue through the year to deliver a $200 million investment to improve and upgrade water infrastructure in the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District (GMID).
Works will include:
- Installing more than 125 automated regulators
- Remediating over 25km of channel
- Constructing over 45km of pipeline
- Decommissioning around 90km of open channel
- Installing over 500 meters
These works will provide over 500 local jobs and provide a 90% local spend involving local subcontractors and suppliers. This will deliver a significant local economic benefit through the direct local spend and multiplier impact.
The Connections Projects helps to deliver on Victoria’s obligations under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and contributes to delivering Water for Victoria Action 4.11: Balance water recovery for the Murray-Darling Basin.
The Connections Project is the largest irrigation modernisation project in Australia and is contributing to improving the sustainability of the region and is creating growth opportunities and jobs for local economies and landowners.
Visit the Connections Project website.
Critical water needs in the Broken system
Temporary changes to rules in the Broken River system will provide more water for the critical stock and domestic needs over the next six months.
Basin Plan: Independent Report Released
Joint NSW and Victorian Ministers’ Independent Expert Panel
Water Delivery Assurances For Victorian Irrigators
These assurances will ensure both the environment and the rights of existing entitlement holders are protected.