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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.


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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.


Build a wildlife pond

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.




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