Case Studies

Ten years ago, northern Victoria was struggling through the crippling millennium drought.

At the same time, GMW's ageing infrastructure was inefficient. When the full water allocation could be supplied, an estimated 900GL of water was wasted each year to leakage, seepage and evaporation.

The Goulburn Valley community knew something had to be done and a group of leaders came up with a plan. It was here the Connections Project was born.

In 2008 the Victorian Government committed $1 billion in funding to ensure a once-in-a-lifetime upgrade of the irrigation infrastructure in the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District (GMID). Stage Two of the contract was signed in 2011 and a further $953 million was provided by the Australian Government and $106 million by the Victorian Government.

To celebrate the 10-year milestone, Connections is going back to the community and our leaders are sharing their views on what has been achieved.

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