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Local projects and case studies

Explore local area projects and case studies about how the Connections Project is improving communities at the local level.


  • Swan Hill Modernisation

    The Swan Hill Modernisation Project is designed to generate positive environmental outcomes, deliver on water savings and improve the standard of service for irrigators in the Swan Hill Irrigation Region.

    The estimated long-term average water savings achieved by the Swan Hill Modernisation project are 2,360 ML/year.

  • Malcolm Nicholson

    Malcolm Nicholson is the first to say the Connections Project has changed his life.

    The dairy farmer runs 180 cows on his 520ac property located 20 kilometres west of Echuca.

    Mr Nicholson’s irrigation connection was modernised as part of the $2 billion Connections Project that is creating a world-class irrigation network in the Goulburrn-Murray Irrigation District (GMID).

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    Gunbower Lagoons Modernisation Project

    Gunbower Lagoons Modernisation Project is part of an environmental water savings project. It aims to enhance the environmental values and investigate the requirements of new infrastructure of Taylors Lagoon. The project will also connect customers to a reliable water supply.

  • East of Echuca Project

    The East of Echuca Project is a ‘Special Project’ within the Connections program that aims to provide water efficiency savings in a complex mixed-use area.

    The channel system running through the area is in desperate need of repair, with large seepage, leakage and evaporation losses up to 1250 ML.

  • Third Reedy Lake

    Kerang Lakes Bypass Project

    The Kerang Lakes Bypass Project is a water savings project designed to generate positive environmental outcomes.

    After an extensive investigation, only one of the five lakes, Third Reedy Lake, has been recommended for a channel bypass.