Map of Victoria
Distribution improvements
Estimated cost
$5.7 million
Project status

The project is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($3.7 million) and Coliban Water ($2 million). Australian Government funding is provided through the National Water Grid Fund.

Aerial view over the Upper Coliban Reservoir dam wall, including inlet tower of Coliban dam.

Aerial view over the Upper Coliban Reservoir Dam wall, including inlet tower of Coliban Dam.

Project overview

The detailed business case project will investigate options for modernising the Coliban rural distribution network to improve the efficiency of the system and service to customers.

The existing network is highly inefficient with significant levels of water loss through the rural system and supply channels. The preliminary business case identified that up to 6.8GL of water could be recovered through the modernisation projects. This detailed business case will further assess these options.

The detailed business case will:

  • analyse current water losses
  • evaluate preferred options
  • identify potential beneficiaries for water recovered.

If built, a modernised distribution network could:

  • Improve the efficiency of the existing system, improving water services for up to 1,366 rural customers.
  • Increase water availability for new outcomes which may include water for regional communities, the environment, cultural use, or economic development.
  • Support the expansion of agriculture and primary industries that are currently constrained by the availability, reliability and quality of water.

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