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Stage 2

Construction of Stage 2 of the South West Loddon Pipeline nears completion!

Construction of the second stage of the South West Loddon Pipeline is nearly completed with less than 100 kms of pipe to be constructed. This will deliver vital water to communities, households and farmers in the project area including Skinners Flat, Fiery Flat, Arnold, Bridgewater, Powlett, East Gowar, Wedderburn South and Kurting.

Contractor Mitchell Water has been working on completing and pressure testing sections of the South West Loddon Pipeline Project. All tanks are installed and pump stations construction is well progressed.

Some landowners in the north-east part of the project area have met requirements and have been informed that they are able to commence taking supply from the pipeline as this area has been fully completed and pressure tested.

The South West Loddon Pipeline is expected to be completed in October 2019.

If you have any questions about the South West Loddon Pipeline or connecting to it, please contact us on 1300 659 961.


See where the South West Loddon water pipes are planned to be located in your area by accessing this linked map:

South West Loddon Pipeline - Water Pipes Map


Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Media Release - South West Loddon Pipeline Breaks New Ground! - April 2018 (217kB)

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Fact Sheet - South West Loddon Pipeline - Frequently Asked Questions - March 2018 (152 kB, 3 pages)


Stage 1 - Completed

Construction of Stage 1 has now been completed and was officially opened by the Minister for Water Lisa Neville on the 13 October 2017.

Stage 1 consists of 110 km of stock and domestic pipeline servicing properties in the south west of the Loddon Shire. More than 80 landowners now have access to a secure water supply providing much needed respite after years of drought conditions.

1Minister Lisa Neville Turns on Stage 1 of the SWL Pipeline October 2017



Turning on the tap!

Minister for Water Lisa Neville officially opens Stage 1
of the South West Loddon Pipeline.

Also pictured left to right:

  • Neil Beattie, Mayor Loddon Shire Council
  • David Pollard, Mayor Buloke Shire Council
  • Ken Round, Farmer


Service area

Rural landholders within the project boundary shown on the map below maybe eligible to connect to the pipeline.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 View map of South West Loddon water supply area (2.34MB)


Landholders outside of the area are still encouraged to submit an Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Expression of Interest form (1.12MB) to assist with future planning.


Benefits to the community

A secure water supply to the south west Loddon area will deliver many benefits to the community. It will:

  • support activity and employment in the farming and intensive livestock sectors of this region
  • reduce the current reliance on water carting
  • sustain the agricultural sector that underpins the viability of this region
  • provide social benefits for recreational purposes at Skinners Flat Reservoir
  • enhance fire-fighting capacity in the region, and
  • result in less dependence on farm storages that currently intercept water that could otherwise provide an environmental benefit to regional rivers and wetlands.

The $80.6 million South West Loddon Pipeline funded by Commonwealth and State Governments and GWMWater will also improve overall management of water resources by interconnecting the Wimmera-Glenelg system in the west with the larger Goulburn system in north central Victoria.

Read some case studies about how connecting to rural piped water has benefited landholders in our community.


Connect to the pipeline

Landholders within the project boundary are encouraged to lodge an Expression of Interest to connect to the pipeline.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Download the Expression of Interest form (1.12MB).

More information about connecting to the South West Loddon pipeline 



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