Lance Creek Water Connection

Lance Creek WC LOGOThe 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.

CONSTRUCTION COMMENCING

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.

Pipeline construction began in the Jumbunna area on 27th September, with crews from Jaydo Construction initially working northward toward Korumburra, adjacent to Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road.

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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.

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Minimising Disruption, Maximising Safety

Traffic management controls will be in place to minimise disruption and maximise safety. 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.

Note – Vicroads roadwork, unrelated to the Lance Creek Water Connection project, is also being carried out at a number of locations along the Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road. Motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journey.

TIMELINE

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 Kongwak – Korumburra section and commence pipeline construction.

Late Nov 2017 – Preliminary site set up work on the Kongwak – Lance Creek section and commence pipeline construction.

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


MEDIA RELEASES

LCWC_Preparing for Construction_Media Release_FINAL_11 09 2017

LCWC_Progress Update_Media Release_FINAL_15 08 17

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


COMMUNITY UPDATES

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_November 2017

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_September 2017

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


FACT SHEETS

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

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PROJECT BACKGROUND

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.