Construction on the $29 million Mitiamo Pipeline Project is expected to start early 2020 with the final pipeline proposed to supply 75,000 hectares north of Bendigo and south west of Echuca near the townships of Mitiamo, Tennyson and Dingee. The new pipeline will provide a year round service to 180 customers and 87 rural houses through 376 tapping points with delivery of approximately 528 ML of piped domestic and stock water per year. The works are expected to be completed by early 2021.
The Mitiamo Pipeline Project will reduce public and private water losses by approximately 1,026 ML per year and includes installing 375 km of pipeline, a pump station and 90 ML storage facility.
The Victorian Government has committed $10.2 million in funding, and the Australian Government has now committed up to an additional $14.5 million in funding from the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund, with a further $4.3 million being contributed by landowners toward the total cost of the Project. Any additional on-farm work costs associated with the domestic and stock scheme such as water tanks, troughs, pipe and fittings will be the responsibility of the landowners.
Once completed the newly created Mitiamo Piped Water District will be owned and operated by Goulburn-Murray Water.
Thank you for your contribution toward the Mitiamo and district domestic and stock pipeline business case. Based on what we have heard, we have created a pipeline concept design and a map showing the proposed layout.
We’ve developed a series of fact sheets to provide you with more information about developing the Mitiamo business case and also about other GMW owned pipelines.
For more information you can also phone our Customer Service Centre on 1800 013 357 or email MitiamoPipeline@gmwater.com.au