Lance Creek Water Connection

 

Lance Creek WC LOGO 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.

PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION – PROGRESS

Progress on the 20km Lance Creek to Korumburra section of pipeline is 89% complete and work on the 9km Korumburra to Poowong section is now well underway.

WATER SECURITY A HIGH PRIORITY

In future years, South Gippsland’s current catchment yields will reduce and will not meet the future growth and water demand of Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora. The project connects these towns with South Gippsland Water’s largest reservoir, Lance Creek, which is also connected to the Melbourne Water Supply System.

The combination of these systems will secure water supply for the area. The townships of Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson are currently supplied by the Lance Creek Reservoir and, as a result of the Lance Creek Water Connection pipeline, will be provided with a secure water supply backed-up by access to the Melbourne Supply System.

Korumburra will be on Stage 3 water restrictions from 3 May 2018. The Little Bass supply system (Poowong, Loch and Nyora) is low and Stage 2 water restrictions are likely within the next month if current dry conditions persist.

It is anticipated that, as a result of the Lance Creek Water Connection, this will be the last season of water restrictions for these townships.


LANCE CREEK TO KORUMBURRA 

21.7km of construction corridor cleared, graded and fenced
525 lengths of 560 diameter polyethylene pipe (HDPE) delivered to site – 9.6km installed
789 lengths of 502 diameter steel pipe delivered to site – 9.7km installed
Total of 20.16km of pipe delivered and 19.3km installed
Pipeline construction work – approximately 89% complete
WP_20171026_15_24_42_Pro         LCWC_South towards Inverloch_13 11 2017 LR

KORUMBURRA TO POOWONG

8.8km of construction corridor cleared, graded and fenced
444 lengths of 225 diameter polyethylene pipe (HDPE) delivered to site – 5.9km installed
IMG_0559        Kburra-Poowong

More information about the items below can be found in our latest Community Update

DUAL PIPELINE – KORUMBURRA
 WATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS
 Pump Stations – Lance Creek and Korumburra
 Processing Greater Volumes of Water
 Power Upgrades
WATER QUALITY AND TREATMENT
 Fluoridation
 Chlorination and Chloramination
 Caring for Aquariums and Ponds
GIANT GIPPSLAND EARTHWORM
 KORUMBURRA WARRAGUL ROAD
Moving pipe       Connecting infrastructure

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


COMMUNITY UPDATES

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_Apr-May 2018

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_ February 2018

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Updates_December 2017

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


MEDIA RELEASES

LCWC_Giant Gippsland Earthworm_FINAL_150518

LCWC_Water Security A High Priority_FINAL_08 05 2018

LCWC _System Connections for Water Security_Media Release FINAL_27 02 2018 

Improving Disinfection Processes at Lance Creek_FINAL_19 02 2018

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


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.

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