Select Page

MID Modernisation

Modernising the MID

The Macalister Irrigation District is the largest irrigation district in southern Victoria. The district has secure water supplies supplemented by good rainfall, productive soils, a strong dairy sector and developing vegetable and cropping industries. Estimates put annual economic contribution in excess of $500M per year.

Further investment was needed to enable farmers to implement best-practice water use, invest in on-farm efficiencies and improve farm productivity, while making their businesses more climate resilient.

The overall $159.7m MID2030 modernisation program was broken into phases to focus on work that brings the greatest value in water savings and service improvements. 

Southern Rural Water acknowledges and recognises Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and waters on which we work and live, and we respect their deep and ongoing connection to Country. For more about the First Nations peoples on whose Country we work, click here.