Pakenham Cora Lynn Recycled Water Scheme for Agriculture
The project would aim to augment an existing water recycling plant and construct a distribution network to the Cora Lynn and Catani regions. The project could be expanded in stages to expand distribution to the Bayles and Lang Lang regions.
The pipeline aims to supply up to 2,800 ML 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 currently in the planning stage with the business case expected be completed late 2022.