Lake Eildon spillway maintenance works to continue

Friday 7 May, 2021
Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) will continue maintenance works on Lake Eildon’s spillway until early June 2021.
The works began in February and include repair work to the spillway chute floor concrete.
There is no change to public access to the spillway bridge or surrounding roads. Works are being undertaken in a fenced area on land not accessible to the public, but road uses are reminded to remain vigilant on the roads due to crane and cement trucks moving throughout the area.
GMW General Manager Infrastructure Delivery Services Warren Jose said the works will ensure the ongoing operation of the spillway into the future, and there would continue to be some noise during the works period.
“We thank the public for their patience during this time – works were originally set to finish at the end of April, however we have identified some further maintenance that needs addressing,” Mr Jose said.
Some noise during the works may echo across the pondage and through the valley. All works’ plans will be conducted within Environment Protection Authority (EPA) guidelines.
All GMW staff and contractors will continue to adhere to current government COVIDSafe Settings while undertaking the works.
Lake Eildon stores water to supply to irrigated properties along the Goulburn River. There are a large number of recreational activities permitted at the late, including fishing, swimming and water skiing. Public picnic and toilet facilities are also available.
For more information, phone the GMW Customer Experience Team on 1800 013 357.