Goulburn-Murray Water delivers programs to address the impact of salinity in irrigaton and dryland areas of Northern Victoria, with the aim to protect regional assets and deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.
Our salinity team delivers the following programs and services:
- Subsurface drainage options to manage high groundwater level in SIR
- Incentives for pumping shallow groundwater in both irrigation and dryland areas for salinity control
- Salt interception management on behalf of the Murray Darling Basin Authority
- Research and development to improve service delivery
- Communication and extensive services with catchment partners and the local community
Goulburn-Murray Water works closely with government agencies, catchment management authorities and the local community to provide innovative groundwater and salt managment services to support sustainable agriculture practices and protect environmental assets across targeted areas of the catchment region.
Major catchment partners include:
North Central Catchment Management Authority - Campaspe and Loddon-Murray Regions
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority - Goulburn Broken Dryland and Shepparton Irrigation Region
Regional Service Committee - local community
Department of Primary Industries
Department of Sustainability and Environment
The subsurface drainage is funded as part of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority Regional Catchment Strategy in the Shepparton Irrigation Region and is provided with support and funding from the Australian Government and Victorian Government through the National Action Plan for salinity and water quality and the Natural Heritage Trust.