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Macalister Irrigation District modernisation project underway with funding of $39.8M from federal government

Local MP Darren Chester said the announcement of a contractor for phase two of the Macalister Irrigation District modernisation project is welcomed news.

By news@gippsland - 13th September 2022 - Back to News

Local MP Darren Chester said Jaydo Constructions would undertake the work to deliver the Newry pipeline. "The $39.8 million project will ensure a major infrastructure upgrade and increase water delivery efficiency and customer service levels," Mr Chester said.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester with SRW Chief Executive Cameron FitzGerald and Minister for Agriculture Murray Watt visiting the Macalister Irrigation District

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester with SRW Chief Executive Cameron FitzGerald and Minister for Agriculture Murray Watt visiting the Macalister Irrigation District

Work to get underway

Mr Chester added, "The latest phase of the long-term project to upgrade one of our nation's most important food production regions will add to water savings and efficiency, improve environmental outcomes, and increase productivity for farmers."

"Southern Rural Water is managing the modernisation project with the Federal Government providing the majority of funding along with contributions from farmers and the state."

"Work will get underway in November 2022 and is expected to be complete by October 2023. This is a great next step in the project and the benefits will be felt in the Macalister Irrigation District and beyond." Mr Chester concluded.

Pictures from Darren Chester MP website.


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