Significant efforts have been made to integrate modernisation programs in northern Victoria, including:
As part of NVIRP (now the Goulburn-Murray Water Connections Project (GCP)), Commonwealth purchases linked to modernisation were exempted from the 4% rule before the rule was removed on 1 July 2014.
GMW is managing the integrated delivery of Connections Stages 1 and 2.
The rollout of on-farm modernisation programs are aligned with distribution system modernisation, i.e. to be eligible farms had to be connected to a backbone outlet approved by GMW or have a connections agreement.
Consideration has been given to structural works for delivery of environmental water (see section 16 of Connections Project Water Change Management Framework Version 3 2013)
The future delivery of the Connections Project will be guided by the reset that was announced on 3 June 2016. Readers should refer to future specific project reporting for further information.
The Sunraysia Modernisation Project has pursued a number of integration opportunities, including facilitating environmental watering in Cardross Lakes and Woorlong Wetland system.
Action status: Complete