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All abilities playground for Blue Rock Lake

(from Baw Baw Shire Council release) An all abilities adventure playground will soon be built at Blue Rock Lake in Willow Grove, one of the region’s most popular fishing spots.  The $325,000 project will be delivered in partnership by Southern Rural Water and Baw Baw...

Customer committee vacancies

We have currently have vacancies for new members to join our Werribee Bacchus Marsh Customer Consultative Committee (WBMCCC).  We’re seeking local customers from agriculture and horticulture operations to join our committee. Members provide feedback, advise SRW on...

Application Phillip Island groundwater

Southern Rural Water received an application on 27 April to construct a new bore and for a licence to extract 20 megalitres (ML) of groundwater for a geothermal development on land at 1215 Phillip Island Road, Newhaven. The proposed bore will be approximately 900...

Alcoa pump trial application

Southern Rural Water wishes to advise of an application from Alcoa Australia, seeking approval to temporarily amend an existing Groundwater Licence. If approved, this amendment will enable the applicant to undertake a 12-month pumping trial of 1,500ML of groundwater, from their existing licence, which will be discharged into the mine void.

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.

Board Bulletin May

The most recent May 2020 Board Bulletin is now available online, through the Publications tab, or under About Us/Our Board. In brief, the meeting discussed a range of matters including SRW’s finances, customer survey results and water security.  The Managing Director,...

Customer forum vacancies

We have seven current vacancies on the Southern Groundwater and Rivers forum. It meets several times a year, providing a platform for members to discuss issues affecting customers, help influence policy and provide input into SRW’s groundwater and rivers business...