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Swipe card standpipes

As part of the State Government’s Drought Relief package, GWMWater is installing swipe card technology at 15 standpipes across its region.

Swipe card standpipes are operational in:
Apsley, Elmhurst, Great Western, Kaniva, Lake Bolac, Moyston, Pomonal, Stawell, Streatham, Wickliffe and Willaura.

The towns of Ararat, Edenhope, Harrow and Goroke will come on-line in due course.

Customers requiring access to standpipes for water carting purposes are asked to contact us on 1300 659 961 to apply for a permit, and be issued with a 24 hour access swipe card.

Existing permit holders need to apply to obtain a new permit and be issued with a swipe card to access water.

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Removal of trees from Ouyen Lake

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Duck season 2016

Duck season opens on Saturday, 19 March 2016 and closes on Monday, 13 June, 2016.

Shooting of ducks is permitted at the following reservoirs:

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Sale of unallocated groundwater licence volumes in the West Wimmera Groundwater Management Area

An information session for all interested landholders will be held on Monday 8 February 2016 at 5 pm at the Goroke Hall, Main Street, Goroke.

If you are unable to attend the information session and are interested in purchasing groundwater please contact us on 1300 659 961.

An opportunity exists to purchase unallocated groundwater licence volumes in the Gymbowen and Southern zones of the West Wimmera Groundwater Management area from GWMWater.

Expressions of interest are invited for the following groundwater licence volumes:

• Gymbowen Zone:  1,000ML (parcels of up to 200ML)

• Southern Zone:
 Ullswater sub-zone    450ML (parcels of up to 50ML)
 Edenhope sub-zone   180ML (parcels of up to 20ML)

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Camp fires prohibited at Lake Lonsdale Reserve

Camp fires at Lake Lonsdale Reserve are now prohibited from 1 December to 1 May. This restriction will assist to reduce fire risks which have increased due to the presence of fairy grass at Lake Lonsdale.

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Help shape drought support

The Victorian Government invited public feedback on how best to support drought affected communities. This forum has now closed, but you can still look at and comment on existing ideas.

Have your say on how best to allocate the $10 million Drought Response Fund to support drought affected farmers, their families and community.
Go to: www.oursay.org/victoriandrought 

 

Drought response measures

GWMWater is working with the State Government to provide farmers and fire brigades with easier access to water.

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Update to heavy load limits at St Helens Plains

Flat Rock Road - Two Tonne Load Limit Removed
Tramline Track - Two Tonne Load Limit Applies
Winfields Road - Ten Tonne Load Limit Applies

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Taking and using rural water

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GWMWater Annual Report

Our Annual Report is available online detailing our achievements for 2014/15.

To view our list of consultants for 2014/15, please click here. (Page 24 of our Annual Report refers.)

 

Planned interruption to water supply

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Rainfall Chart and GWMWater's kids calendar for 2016 are now available

Our 2016 Rainfall Chart and kids calendar are now available to collect from our McLachlan Street office or you may wish to download our Rainfall Chart by clicking here.

 

GWMWater schedule of tariffs and charges

Fees and charges for the 2015/16 financial year are detailed below for your information.

Schedule of tariffs and other charges

Information on water planning and management charges levied by GWMWater

 

Blue-green algae warning for Lake Lonsdale

(Announcement Reviewed: February 2016)

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Water sharing arrangements reviewed

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Are you a tenant?

If you are a tenant moving into or out of a property (either residential or business) please click here to change your address.

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Keep wipes out of sewer pipes

Putting the wrong things down the toilet, sink or drain can cause damage to your sewer system and your property, leading to costly repairs and harm to the environment. 

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