Producers along the Wimmera River are feeling optimistic following consistent rainfall, resulting in access to surface water allocations.
GWMWater advised more than 40 Wimmera River irrigators that they could access 100% of their surface water allocations this week, after the trigger was reached in July.
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.
GWMWater will kick off community information sessions about a planned upgrade to Kaniva’s water supply later this year.
Kaniva is the largest town in Victoria without a fully treated drinking water supply.
Grampians, Wimmera and Mallee residents already know of the beauty, serenity and recreational activities that can be enjoyed at our local lakes and weir pools, however word is spreading with tourism growing in our ‘back yard’.
In Street Ryan’s report Wimmera Southern Mallee: Socio-Economic Value of Recreational and Environmental Water Trends and Insights 2016-20, visitors to lakes and weir pools were interviewed to collect valuable information on the economic and the social contribution made by our local recreational water bodies, with some 3000 interviews compiled each year.
This is the final year under this study which will also document the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) on local communities and tourism. Findings will be available later in the year.
Works are underway to construct a new sewer scheme in Goroke.
The new system, when completed, will provide reliable and effective wastewater collection for Goroke residents.
The seasonal restriction for licensed groundwater users in Neuarpur Sub-zone 1 will remain restricted to 80% of their licence volume for the 2021/22 season. This is in accordance with the West Wimmera Groundwater Management Area Local Management Plan.
There were cheers as Yaapeet’s Macy Fuller and GWMWater Board Member Carolyn Welsh turned the tap on to fill the newly constructed Yaapeet Lake.
To mark the official opening of the new recreation lake in Yaapeet, GWMWater hosted a celebratory event on Monday 21 December 2020. The storage site at Yaapeet had been redundant since the completion of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline but, now filling with water, will become a vibrant space for wildlife, locals and visitors to enjoy.
We are pleased to provide our Annual Report 2019/20 for your review.
GWMWater has had a successful year despite considerable challenges presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
in the last quarter of the financial year.
This year we focused on the delivery of four of our flagship projects:
- Mallee Towns Water Quality Project
- South West Loddon Pipeline Project
- Behind the Meter Solar (Stages 1 and 2), and
- Urban Remote Metering.
Planning for the East Grampians Rural Pipeline Project is also well advanced.
Consultancy Report for 2019/20 as mentioned on page 35 of our Annual Report.