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Torquay private dam incident

December 2020 update Southern Rural Water (SRW) met with the Torquay Community Group on Tuesday 15 December to provide an update on progress of investigations into the dam. The group was told that the dam owner’s technical report was received on 30 November 2020, and...

Rainfall a timely dam reminder

Southern Rural Water (SRW) says recent rainfall has tested the integrity of some farm dams, serving as a timely reminder for landowners to carry out routine maintenance. Manager Groundwater and Rivers, Hugh Christie, said that the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has also...

Funding to complete MID upgrades

The Victorian Government has announced $10.4m funding to complete modernisation of the Macalister Irrigation District in a four-year program commencing this winter.
The MID2 project will reconfigure the Newry irrigation supply with pipeline replacing channels and automation of outlets. There will also be upgrades and reconfiguration of the Nuntin supply network. A large proportion of the funding will go towards channel and outlet reconfiguration upgrades across the district.