Pipeline construction for the region’s most significant water security project is commencing. Preliminary work has already begun at the Lance Creek Water Treatment Plant where a pump station is under construction.
Subject to favourable weather conditions, works for pipeline construction will begin in the Jumbunna area around 18th September, with crews from Jaydo Construction initially working northward adjacent to Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road.
The local community should be aware that the works will increase large vehicle traffic along the Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, initially affecting the section between Jumbunna and Korumburra.
Minimising Disruption, Maximising Safety
Traffic management controls will be in place to minimise disruption and maximise safety, and motorists are advised to allow extra time in their journey. Much of the work occurring on this section of the pipeline will be visible from the road and large trucks will be entering and existing the construction corridor off Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road.
September 2017 – Preliminary site set up work at the Lance Creek Water Treatment Plant and commence pump station construction
Oct/Nov 2017 – Preliminary site set up work on the Jumbunna-Lance Creek section and commence pipeline construction
Nov/Dec 2017 – Preliminary site set up work on the Korumburra-Poowong section and commence pipeline construction
Summer 2018/19 – Complete commissioning works
2019 – Project completion
The Lance Creek Water Connection is a Victorian Government project delivered by South Gippsland Water to secure the water supply needs of Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora over the next 50 years.
Current catchment yields in these areas will reduce over time and will not meet the region’s future demand for water.
The project will result in the Coalition Creek Water Supply System (Korumburra) and the Little Bass Water Supply System (Poowong, Loch and Nyora) being connected to Lance Creek Reservoir, South Gippsland Water’s largest supply system, which is also connected to the Melbourne Water Supply System, including Cardinia Reservoir and the Wonthaggi Desalination Plant.
This 3-year project is a priority in South Gippsland Water’s long-term strategy to secure water supply for the region. The infrastructure installed as part of the project will also allow for the future connection of Leongatha to the network.
The project will provide a dependable environment for community development, economic growth and future investment.