If you're planning to plant trees or shrubs, it's important to avoid planting them too close to a rural pipeline in case we need to do work on a pipe.
To find out where our pipelines are located, use our interactive map of GWMWater assets or get in touch with us.
Tips for planting near a pipeline
To help us to access and maintain the water network:
- Large trees should be planted at least 5 metres from a pipeline.
- Shrubs should be planted at least 2 metres from a pipeline.
- Grasses, legumes and herbs can be planted directly on the pipeline with the understanding that they may need to be removed if work is required on a pipe.
For more information about planting trees or shrubs near a rural pipeline, please call us on 1300 659 961 during business hours.
Designing your on-farm piped system
If you're planning to install your on-farm piped system, we have tools and advice available to help you come up with the best design for your property.
A wildlife pond is an inground water source designed to provide habitat for wildlife. A 17 kL water rebate is available to rural landholders who construct and register their wildlife pond.