Following initial dredging works at the southern marina at Lake Fyans, GWMWater has secured more funding from Better Boating Victoria to improve access onto Lake Fyans for larger vessels year-round.
Water levels at Lake Fyans have been closely managed over the past nine months in order to deliver a major upgrade to the dam wall during 2022. This upgrade is required to ensure the dam wall continues to meet safety standards into the future.
GWMWater is maximising the opportunity of the lower water level to undertake works to improve long-term boat access onto Lake Fyans at both the marina and eastern boat ramp near Lake Fyans Holiday Park. This means that the lake will remain at lower levels during the Easter period.
Lake Fyans remains open for recreational and boating use and is fifty-five percent full as of Wednesday 6 April 2022.
The seasonal restriction for licensed groundwater users in Neuarpur Sub-zone 1 will remain restricted to 80% of their licence volume for the 2022/23 season. This is in accordance with the West Wimmera Groundwater Management Area Local Management Plan.
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Momentum is gathering to upgrade urban water supplies at Kaniva,Momentum is gathering to upgrade urban water supplies at Kaniva,Moyston, Elmhurst and Ultima.
Once upgrades are complete, customers in each town will enjoysafe and reliable drinking water as part of GWMWater’s 2018-2023Water Plan.
Former Ararat Mayor Fay Hull will chair a community panel tasked with guiding the future of water and wastewater services for the region.
The role of the Community Panel is to provide opinion, advice and recommendations on GWMWater’s pricing proposals and matters of significance, for the 2023-2028 Water Price Review Submission to the Essential Services Commission.
Mrs Hull will draw on her wealth of experience in governance and community engagement to help guide the process.
Our 2021 Annual Water Outlook outlines the key water security information for all towns and rural pipeline customers supplied by us. An outlook for licenced surface water diverters and licenced groundwater users is also provided.
All Systems Summary: With the water resources available across all of GWMWater’s supply sources this season, no restrictions to urban or rural pipeline users are anticipated under normal operating conditions.
A full listing of towns, rural pipelines and their supply sources can be found here.
Lake Fyans is set to receive an upgrade over the warmer months as GWMWater carry out works on the embankment and marina.
Water levels in the reservoir have been slightly lowered to enable completion of the embankment upgrade, which is essential to preserve the integrity of the dam wall and ensure it meets dam safety standards.
In the early stages of the works, GWMWater will also desilt and deepen the marina to provide access for larger boats while the project is underway and into the future.
GWMWater is part of an innovative project aimed to save energy and reduce carbon emissions by using power more intelligently.
GWMWater has partnered with Gippsland Water, Centre for New Energy Technologies (C4NET), and researchers at Federation University and RMIT University to explore smarter ways to use electricity.
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