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A message from Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville

The Victorian Government’s largest irrigation infrastructure project has delivered works to achieve the 429 gigalitres of water savings – on time and within budget.

The unprecedented modernisation undertaking is a legacy project which will secure the prosperity of the region for future generations – saving water for the environment, creating efficiencies and supporting irrigators’ productivity in the face of climate change.

Now that the targeted 429 GL in water savings have been achieved, it’s time for the Connections Project team to wind down the completed project.

The team will be doing minor ancillary works as required and continue to make themselves available to landowners.

Check out the special message to the Connections Project staff and stakeholders from Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville:

Project Snapshot

By the numbers
Channel decommisioned (km)
Water savings (GL/year)
*378 GL audited water savings in 2018/19
Legal agreements signed
Channel remeditation (km)
Landowners modernised

Connections Reflections

With the Connections Project having reached its targeted 429 gigalitres of water savings, the Project Team have been checking in with community and project stakeholders as part of project close-out.

Connections Project Director Frank Fisseler and his team have reached out to community, stakeholders, the delivery team and colleagues within government to invite their perspective on the project.  

Check out the Connections Reflections series below to hear from those close to the Connections Project as they look back on the enormity of what has been achieved.


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