Lance Creek Water Connection

Lance Creek WC LOGOThe 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.


LCWC Contracts Awarded_Media Release_FINAL_17 07 17

South Gippsland Grid Connection Contracts Signed_Minister Neville_12 07 2017

LCWC_Water Connection On Track_Media Release_FINAL_27 03 2017

LCWC_Progress Update_Media Release_FINAL_02 11 2016

NWW 2016_Lance Creek Open Day_Media Release_FINAL_05 10 2016

LCWC_Land Owner Info Sessions_Media Release_FINAL_18 08 2016

LCWC – DP5 connection_Media Release_FINAL_04 07 2016

On-The-Grid-Water-Security-For-South-Gippsland_Minister Neville_northern towns_21 04 2016

South Gippsland Water Security_Northern ~ Announcement_Media Release_FINAL_21 04 2016


Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_July 2017

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_March 2017

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_October 2016

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_August 2016


Lance Creek Water Connection Fact Sheet 3_FAQs

Lance Creek Water Connection_Fact Sheet 2_Pipeline Alignment

Lance Creek Water Connection_Fact Sheet 1_Project Background



To receive regular up-dates about this project, please enter your details below.