The Connection project’s $100million in winter works have been completed, with the works expected to deliver 429Gl in water savings each year.
The works, which began in June, included the upgrading of more than 33km of irrigation channel to fix leaks and seepage, the installation of more than 35km of pipeline, 250 channel automation sites and works on more than 500 outlets across the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District.
As part of the winter works Rochester had 29 sites automated, with a further 79 automation sites, 200m of channel remediation and 17.6km of pipeline installed in the Central Goulburn region.
The Goulburn-Murray Water Connections project had been criticised for being behind schedule and failing to deliver the promised benefits to the local community and environment, forcing it to undergo a redesign.
G-MW says the $2billion Connections project is on track to be completed in 2020.
■Landowners are able to see the proposed solution for their channel at www.connectionsproject.com.au