Irrigators in the Benalla district will have greater reliability of water supply thanks to the construction of the Cosgrove Stock and Domestic Pipeline.April 16, 2014 3:37am
Irrigators across Benalla and district will benefit from greater reliability of water supply thanks to a $6
Water Minister Peter Walsh and Nationals Candidate for Euroa Steph Ryan travelled to the region on Friday to announce the construction of the Cosgrove Stock and Domestic Pipeline, which will provide landholders with a reliable water supply and improved water quality.
‘‘The Coalition Government is providing $5.4
The pipeline will replace the Shepparton Stock and Domestic Community Water Supply Scheme channel system, and is expected to be completed by Goulburn-Murray Water by the end of the year.
Mr Walsh said the project would also benefit irrigators in the Broken system by saving 830
‘‘This means improved reliability of supply for irrigators, as well as the potential for more unregulated flows to be passed through the system to benefit the environment in wet years,’’ Mr Walsh said.
He said many irrigators across Benalla and district had voiced concerns about the reliability of water supply after the decommissioning of Lake Mokoan.
‘‘It was a very vexed issue for them when the decommissioning of Lake Mokoan was done — that they actually lost reliability of supply — so putting this water back in goes some of the way to resolving that issue,’’ he said.
Ms Ryan said the new pipeline would also increase the ability for production for irrigators across the Benalla district.
‘‘Hopefully that will restore some confidence in the system following the decommissioning of Mokoan, where their concerns were ignored by the previous governments,’’ she said.
Last week’s visit was part of Ms Ryan’s election campaign, which has seen her travel to each corner of the electorate.
‘‘It’s been a very enlightening but wonderful process in just getting out and meeting people, and to hear what their issues are and hear what they want the government to do about it,’’ she said.
‘‘Even though the demographics are very different at either end of the electorate, a lot of the issues are the same — everyone wants to see security of employment, everyone wants to see new opportunities in their towns.
‘‘Employment and education are ongoing priorities .
Ms Ryan and Mr Walsh will be joined by members of the National Party in Benalla on May 2 and 3 for the state conference.
Football nut and AFL Goulburn Murray league operations manager Simon Devine is looking forward to the challenge of carrying on the proud tradition of the Goulburn Valley Football League.
Police investigating a break and enter at a Mulwala club more than 10 years ago are renewing their appeal for public assistance by releasing an image of a person they believe has information to assist them.
Tatura’s Victory Hall is set for a big year as preparations get under way to celebrate the hall’s 90th birthday in September.
Former district resident and award-winning television producer Joanna Werner will no doubt be shopping for a glitzy gown ahead of the Emmy Awards in New York on February 20.
Rochester Secondary College school captains Dom Atley and Tim Poole have been accepted to study biomedical science in the first step towards becoming doctors.
Will it be Merrigum or Lancaster?
Fire destroys key public buildings in Seymour
Finley Henry Matheson was bestowed one of the highest Australia Day honours.
Heathcote Hostel residents were treated to a visit from Heathcote’s favourite horse, Sub Zero, as part of Australia Day celebrations.
Recent weather conditions have come as a mixed blessing for farmers, with high rainfall and humidity providing a respite for irrigators as well as difficult growing and picking conditions for fruit growers.
Darren McLoughlin only started playing croquet seven years ago.
From orchards to harvest to shelves, a new exhibition will celebrate the Goulburn Valley’s iconic fruit industry. The Photos of the Fruit Industry exhibition will run as part of the SheppARTon Festival in March and aims to share memories and history of an industry that has shaped the region.
Former Benalla footballer Tom Rockliff has been named captain of the Brisbane Lions Football Club.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.