Business case funding for water infrastructure flowing to Victoria
The Australian and Victorian governments are jointly funding two business cases worth $1.6 million that will deliver detailed planning work to identify the right projects for future investment to expand the National Water Grid.
The Gisborne to Sunbury Interconnector Stage 2 business case will develop detailed designs for a 4.5-kilometre pipeline and storage option to connect the Gisborne and Sunbury recycled water schemes, which could provide benefits to agriculture in Parwan-Balliang and potential expansion to Toolern Vale.
The Riddells Creek to Sunbury Interconnector detailed business case will develop detailed designs for a 13.9-kilometre pipeline to connect the Riddells Creek Recycled Water Plant to the Sunbury Recycled Water Scheme. The project will also investigate upgrading the Riddells Creek Recycled Water Plant to produce Class B water.
The interrelated business cases are a vital step towards a secure future for Victorian farmers and regional communities by supporting increased access to recycled water.
Read more in the Deputy Prime Minister’s media release.