Pakenham Cora Lynn Recycled Water Scheme for Agriculture
The project will complete a detailed business case to investigate the merits of augmenting an existing water recycling plant and constructing a distribution network to the Cora Lynn and Catani regions. The proposed project could be extended in stages to further expand distribution to the Bayles and Lang Lang regions.
It is expected the pipeline could supply up to 2,800ML per annum of Class A recycled water to support expansion of irrigated agricultural development east and south of Pakenham.
The detailed business case will:
- identify optimal transfer pipe routes, pump station location and associated other infrastructure requirements;
- quantify the broader community benefits; and
- confirm the timing of the treatment plant upgrades and clarification of diversion of flows from sewage effluent and stormwater sources for early supply expansion.
The project is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($1.2 million) and other partners ($1.2 million).
Australian Government funding is provided through the National Water Grid Fund.
The project is underway, with the business case expected to be completed in mid 2023.