Community Panel members gave their final recommendations on GWMWater’s pricing proposals as part of a 2023-2028 Water Price and Service Review.

The Panel was appointed in March 2022 to contribute to GWMWater’s Pricing Submission to the Essential Services Commission (ESC). The panel was made up of 16 customers from across GWMWater’s service area with a range of water user types including, rural, urban, pipeline, sewered and non-sewered customers.

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Critical works to ensure the reliability of Horsham’s sewer services will start in October.

To support the city’s growing population a GWMWater contractor will complete works on the Spry Court Sewer Rising Main, which connects pump stations on both sides of the Wimmera River to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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We invite groundwater users and the local community to an information session where we will provide an update on groundwater management and recent groundwater trends. There will also be an opportunity to speak with our staff who specialise in groundwater matters.

If you would like to suggest a particular item for discussion at the information session, please contact Clare Dunn, Senior Groundwater Planner.

  • Murrayville Groundwater Management Area
    • Thursday 6 October 2022 at 11 am
      Mallee Track Health and Community Centre, Murrayville
  • West Wimmera Groundwater Management Area
    • Thursday 13 October 2022 at 10.30 am
      Goroke Library, Goroke

Recent wet conditions that have produced significant flows in the Hopkins River have enabled GWMWater to start releasing Class C water from the Ararat Wastewater Treatment Plant into the river from Tuesday 30 August 2022.

Managing Director Mark Williams said recent rainfall had limited the opportunity for water to be used off site, resulting in a significant increase in water held in storage at the wastewater treatment plant.

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Recent wet conditions that have produced significant flows in the Wimmera River have enabled GWMWater to start releasing Class C water from the Horsham Wastewater Treatment Plant into the Wimmera River from Monday 29 August 2022.

Managing Director Mark Williams said recent rainfall had limited the opportunity for water to be used off site, resulting in a significant increase in water held in storage at the wastewater treatment plant.

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A new facility at Kaniva will enable future growth in the industrial estate and pave the way for economic growth.GWMWater has appointed Envirotech Water Solutions to design and construct a facility within the estate, which will increase pressures and flowrates. The facility will house a pump station, chlorinator and tanks.

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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. 

Momentum is gathering to upgrade urban water supplies at Kaniva, Moyston, Elmhurst and Ultima.

Once upgrades are complete, customers in each town will enjoy safe and reliable drinking water as part of our 2018-23 Water Price Submission.

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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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