Irrigators who want to get connected to the channel backbone can access funds through G-MW.November 8, 2012 4:04am
Money may be available to irrigators who are not on the Goulburn-Murray Water backbone channels but who want to stay connected.
In a recent letter to landholders, G-MW chairman Llew Vale outlined how irrigators could continue to be connected in an environment where water shares were reducing and channel infrastructure was being cut back from 6000
Mr Vale promised a higher level of transparency and customer engagement in the connections process for the Foodbowl Modernisation Project.
He said grants would be available for ‘‘reasonable costs’’ with the construction of fit-for-purpose connecting works.
Referring to the corporation’s powers of compulsory reconfiguration under the Water Act, Mr Vale said it would only consider using these powers after consultation and negotiations had failed.
All landowners awaiting a connection will be advised of the roll-out schedule for their area by individual letter in the coming months; people who have any queries can call 1300
Mr Vale said G-MW was working with water service committees to develop infrastructure that met the changed demand at this scale.
‘‘We will work with groups of landholders to develop an optimum solution for landholders as part of the connections program,’’ he said.
‘‘As a business we are responding to a decrease in high-reliability water shares in the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District.
‘‘Water shares have reduced from 1500
‘‘It may reduce by a further 100
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