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Glenmaggie event

Lake Glenmaggie will be closed to the public for swimming and watercraft activities on Saturday 4 November and Sunday 5 November 2017, between 7 am to 7 pm for a private event run by the Lake Glenmaggie Boating club. The detailed exemption...

Seeking your feedback to improve service

From next Monday 16 October Field Works on behalf of Southern Rural Water will begin our 2017 phone survey. This Survey should only take 10 to 15 minutes. The data collected from the Survey is extremely important for our future planning and will identify where we can...

Women hold more than half the seats on Water Boards

The Andrews Labor Government has achieved gender equality on water boards, with women now holding 50 per cent or more of seats on all water boards across the state. Women also hold 50 per cent of seats on the boards of Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) across...

Big allocation increase for MID farmers

Southern Rural Water has announced that Macalister Irrigation District irrigators now have 85% allocation against their high reliability water shares. Excellent rains in the upper catchments have boosted the volumes in Lake Glenmaggie to over 60% and our Thomson Dam...

Irrigation demand study for Central Gippsland

Southern Rural Water is looking at opportunities to expand irrigated agriculture in the Latrobe, Thomson, Macalister and Avon catchments in Central Gippsland. The aim of the study is to consider projects that may promote regional development and boost employment for...

Benefits flow for Macalister irrigators

Minister for Water Lisa Neville and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today joined representatives from Southern Rural Water, the MCCC and contractors to mark completion of the $32 million first phase of the Macalister Irrigation Modernisation Project (MID 2030 Phase 1A), and to launch the second phase of the upgrade.

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