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Harriet Shing MP:
Water Security Win for Central and West Gippsland

$15 million water system to increase water security, completed.

By Portal Admin - 13th December 2020 - Back to News

Construction of a $15 million system connecting the central and western Gippsland water basins is now complete, helping to bring increased water security to the rapidly growing region.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said the completion of the Moe-Warragul Interconnect is a significant milestone in securing the regions water supply now and into the future.

Made up of connecting pipelines and pump stations, the Interconnect can now transport water in either direction between Moe and Warragul, linking the Latrobe and Tarago systems.

The project has made the network more resilient to climate change and population growth, and is a step towards improving the long-term water supply security for Warragul and Drouin.

Completed in stages, the major project involved the construction of a 6.3-kilometre pipeline between Yarragon and Darnum; an 8.3-kilometre pipeline between Darnum and Warragul; new booster pumps at Darnum; and a new pump station at Trafalgar West.

Construction on the project commenced in 2010, with the final stage completed earlier this year.

This project aligns with the Andrews Labor Governments goals to further develop the water grid across Victoria to improve security of supply and meet the challenges of population growth and climate change.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region Harriet Shing

"Completion of the Moe-Warragul Interconnect marks a major achievement in the delivery the Victorian Governments Water for Victoria plan and an important part of our long-term plan for west Gippslands water supplies."

"The pipeline is a hugely important project for one of our fastest-growing areas, providing west Gippsland residents with greater water certainty, amid climate change and rapid population growth."

Quotes attributable to Gippsland Water Board Chair Therese Ryan

"The completion of the Moe-Warragul Interconnect pipeline is the culmination of 10 years work and $15 million worth of investment into in securing our regions future water supplies."

"This is a great win for the community with the pipeline creating a vital link between the Tarago and Latrobe systems, enabling us to move water in each direction and provide increased reliability for our customers."


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