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New irrigation season opens strongly

The Macalister Irrigation District irrigation season has opened this week with 85% high reliability allocation, giving district farmers confidence despite the continuing dry season. Southern Rural Water reported some good inflows to Lake Glenmaggie from snow melt and...

Rusty Shovel golf day digs in for Stretton Park fund

Maffra’s Stretton Park has received $5,865 towards its $6.5 million redevelopment project as the beneficiary of Southern Rural Water’s 29th Rusty Shovel Community Golf Day. The annual tournament, which involves teeing off with a rusty shovel on the first tee and...

SRW completes study into new irrigation areas

Southern Rural Water has completed a study exploring opportunities to expand irrigated agriculture in the Latrobe, Thomson, Macalister and Avon catchments in Central Gippsland. The study aimed to identify potential projects that would create regional growth and boost...