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Pipeline work starts on water security project

PRELIMINARY work for the Lance Creek Water Connection pipeline has started.
The project will link Korumburra, Nyora, Poowong and Loch’s water reservoirs to the Lance Creek reservoir, as well as Melbourne’s water system and the desalination plant at Wonthaggi, boosting the towns’ water security.
Pump station construction is underway at the Lance Creek Water Treatment Plant with Simpson Construction currently focusing on new infrastructure, including dosing facilities.
On ground work associated with pipeline construction has also begun in the Jumbunna area. Crews from Jaydo Construction are preparing the pipeline construction corridor, installing access points from the Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, carrying out fencing and survey works, and starting earthworks.
The pipe is scheduled for delivery to lay-down sites in mid-October.
This will increase large vehicle traffic along the Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, initially affecting the section between Jumbunna and Korumburra.
At times, traffic management controls will be in place to minimise disruption and maximise safety, and motorists are advised to allow a little extra time in their journey.
South Gippsland Water managing director Philippe du Plessis said, “The pipeline alignment has been planned along the most direct and effective route and, where possible, avoiding steep slopes and areas of flora and fauna and Aboriginal cultural heritage significance.
“With early works commencing, locals will see increased traffic management and other activities on the ground get moving.”
The Lance Creek Water Connection is a key Victorian Government project to be delivered by South Gippsland Water that will secure the water supply needs of Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora over the next 50 years.
To find out more about the Lance Creek Water Connection and to receive regular updates, visit the Project page at www.sgwater.com.au and also on Facebook and Twitter @SthGippsWater

Work underway: Lance Creek Water Connection staff inspect pipe at Steel Mains. From left, site supervisor Dean DeMenech, senior engineer Chris Hindle and senior project supervisor Glenn Baldwin.

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