Decommissioning work on the Werril St bridge is now complete as works on the Swan Hill
Modernisation Project progress.
The bridge was the first major structure to be decommissioned as part of the Swan Hill Modernisation
Project’s No.9 Channel work, which is being carried out through the $2 billion Connections Project.
Ward Bros Earthmoving’s team removed the bridge, which was then backfilled and the road surface will
The No.9 Channel decommissioning works include installing two new pump stations near Werril St and
Jennings Rd and constructing almost 8km of pipeline.
This will also allow about 10km of the No.9
channel to be decommissioned between Werril and Karinie Sts.
Connections Project Director Frank Fisseler said the Swan Hill Rural City Council and the Swan Hill
community had raised the importance of decommissioning the Werril St bridge with the Project.
“Working with landowners and stakeholders to get the best outcomes is one of our top priorities,” Mr
“This is a great outcome for the Swan Hill community and the landowners who will benefit from a more
efficient water delivery network.
"The Connections Project is a $2 billion project, funded by the Victorian and Australian governments to
ensure the future prosperity of the region. It’s the largest irrigation modernisation project in the country
and is generating water savings by creating a world-leading delivery network.”
Six other bridges – on Gray, Rutherford, McCallum, Murlong, Butterworth and Karinie Sts – will also be
removed following the completion of the winter works period, and in conjunction with the No.9 channel
A dedicated hotline has been set up for enquiries about the Swan Hill Modernisation Project works –
you can phone (03) 5036 6205 for more information.