The Lance Creek Water Connection is a Victorian government project to be 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.
- April 2016 – funding for the project was announced by Minister Neville
- 2016/17 – planning, surveying and design phase
- February – September 2017 – easement acquisition process
- June/July 2017 – award contracts for pump station and pipeline construction
- October 2017 – commence pump station construction (Lance Creek and Korumburra WTPs)
- Late 2017 – commence pipeline construction
- Summer 2017/18 – complete commissioning works
- 2019 – project completion.