Rethinking Reservoirs

Planning for the next and final stage of the Lance Creek Water Connection has begun – looking at options to recycle the reservoirs. As the Lance Creek Water Connection, progresses South Gippsland Water are now looking to the community to assist in determining the future use of the reservoirs that currently supply water to Korrumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora.

Existing Assets
Four existing reservoirs located across the area will no longer be required by South Gippsland Water and the Corporation is looking to the community to help determine future uses.

The four reservoirs vary in location and size.
Poowong is supplied by the Little Bass Reservoir, adjacent to Soldiers Road Poowong, 226 mega litre.

Korumburra’s water is currently supplied by:

  • Belleview Creek Reservoir, rural location, 359 mega litre capacity
  • Coalition Creek Reservoir, adjacent to the Korumburra Golf Club, 143 mega litre capacity
  • Ness Gully Reservoir, rural location, 73.5 mega litre capacity

Regulations and Safety
Managing a reservoir comes with a range of regulations and complexities, subject to stringent dam safety requirements; there are three potential outcomes for each reservoir:

  • To remain in their current state
  • To operate at lower levels with reduced or no safety requirements
  • For the dam wall to be removed and the water course returned to original state.

Fact Sheets and Background Information

Reservoir Summary Fact Sheet 

Community and Stakeholder Consultation
Over the coming weeks South Gippsland Water will be establishing a community and stakeholder reference group with the objective to further understand the complexities of potential future uses, and seek guidance as to the repurposing of the local reservoirs as a community and/or regional asset. It is envisaged this process will run to June 2019.

  • Customers interested in participating in the Rethinking Reservoirs project are encouraged to contact Ros Griggs on 5682 0422 for further informaiton or register below by 30 September 2018.
  • In partnership with the community and stakeholders, this project is an exciting opportunity to develop possible future uses for the reservoirs, catchment areas and water allocations to benefit the local region.


Rethinking Reservoirs

Register your interest in joining the Rethinking Reservoirs steering committe or being kept up-to-date via our email list.
  • Register your interest in joining the Rethinking Reservoirs steering committe or being kept up-to-date via our email list.