Works begin on $80.6m South West Loddon pipeline project in VIC

Monica Gameng   |   October 6, 2016

Construction has begun on a vital section of the $80.6 million South West Loddon pipeline project at Korong Vale which will help strengthen Victoria’s water grid.

The Victorian Government has committed at least $40 million into this pipeline project and the project will ensure that there’s sufficient water supply reaching the communities, farmers and households in the South West Loddon region.

Works at Korong Vale Reservoir includes the construction of a pump station as well as a storage tank which is associated with the pipeline. Construction has also begun on the 40-kilometre section of the northern trunk main. Once the project is completed, the region will be seeing up to 1,300 kilometres of new pipeline.

2_South_West_Loddon_Rural_Water_Supply_Project_map_for_website.jpgSouth West Loddon pipeline project map (source: GWMWater)

“By further developing the Victorian Water grid we’re providing the investment and infrastructure needed to protect communities against the harsh effects of climate change,” Minister for Water Lisa Neville said.

More than 600 rural properties across 160,000 hectares will be connected to the pipeline once construction is completed.

Construction as well as the commissioning of the pipeline is expected to be completed 2019.

Want to receive the latest industry news and project updates straight to your inbox? Subscribe to the PlantMiner newsletter today.

Source: Premier of Victoria

Monica Gameng
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
Follow me:

Related Articles

Projects
Works now underway on $140m Atlas Gas Pipeline Project in QLD

Construction is now underway on the Atlas Gas Pipeline Project located about 20 kilometres south-west of Wandoan in Queensland. This project is being delivered Jemena and Senex Energy together with construction partners Valmec and Spiecapag.

Projects
$800m Northern Gas Pipeline project receives construction approval

The Northern Territory Government has given consent to Jemena to construct the first 344-kilometre section of the $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) project.

Projects
Spiecapag Australia to build QLD section of $800m Northern Gas Pipeline

Spiecapag Australia has been appointed by Jemena to build the Queensland portion of the $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) project.

Get the latest project news

Formerly known as the PlantMiner blog, Felix Project News is Australia's top 10 Construction blog.

Join thousands of construction and mining pros getting the best content right in their inbox.

✓ updates on Australia's pipeline of state and federal projects

✓ fresh contract awards from major contractors and builders