Connections Project will this year complete an annual program of works valued
at more than $200 million as it accelerates towards completion in 2020.
are being carried out across the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District (GMID) to
improve and upgrade ageing infrastructure.
Director Frank Fisseler said the project was carrying out works year round in
consultation with landowners.
connecting more people to the modernised delivery network sooner,” Mr Fisseler
portion of works was recently completed during this year’s winter shut-down.
more than 125 automated regulators to modernise and automate the
and rationalising more than 500 meter outlets across the GMID.
more than 25km of channel to fix leakage and seepage and generate water
more than 45km of pipeline, replacing high water loss channels with more
efficient and improved connections
· Decommissioning about 90km of inefficient channel that is
losing water to leakage, seepage and evaporation.
busy winter works period contractors have worked more than 220,000 hours to
deliver works across the GMID,” Mr Fisseler said.
contractor John Holland had up to 500 contractors employed, of which 90 per
cent are local businesses.
significant works program shows the Reset Delivery Plan is continuing to
deliver and landowners are continuing to see results. The Project is on track
and on budget.”
billion Connections Project is funded by the Victorian and Australian
governments to ensure the sustainable future of productive agriculture in
Australia’s largest irrigation modernisation project and it’s creating a
world-class irrigation network in the GMID,” he said.