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Our Vision Healthy, resilient and increasingly productive landscapes supporting vibrant communities Integration of the Farm Water Program with the Goulburn Murray Water Connections Program Chris Nicholson Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority Jacki Tomlinson Goulburn Murray Water

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Integration of the Farm Water Program with the Goulburn Murray Water Connections Program. Chris Nicholson G oulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority Jacki Tomlinson Goulburn Murray Water . Regional Context – The Goulburn Murray Irrigation District . Modernisation. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Page 1: Integration of the Farm Water Program with the Goulburn Murray Water Connections Program

Our VisionHealthy, resilient and increasingly productive landscapes

supporting vibrant communities

Integration of the Farm Water Program with the Goulburn Murray

Water Connections ProgramChris Nicholson

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority

Jacki TomlinsonGoulburn Murray Water

Page 2: Integration of the Farm Water Program with the Goulburn Murray Water Connections Program

Our VisionHealthy, resilient and increasingly productive landscapes

supporting vibrant communities

Regional Context – The Goulburn Murray Irrigation District

Page 3: Integration of the Farm Water Program with the Goulburn Murray Water Connections Program

Our VisionHealthy, resilient and increasingly productive landscapes

supporting vibrant communities

Modernisation

• Irrigation modernisation in Northern Victoria – Future Flow

– The Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal Project (NVIRP)

– Goulburn Murray Water Connections Project

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supporting vibrant communities

GMW Connections Project

• $ 2 Billion Project• 429 GL Water Savings• Two stage project funded by Victorian and Federal

Governments and Melbourne Water• Components:

– Backbone modernisation– Connections– Special projects, e.g. environmental enhancements

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supporting vibrant communities

GMW Connections Project

Goals• Provide a more efficient and affordable irrigation

delivery network

• Ability to deliver an improved level of water delivery

• Increase on-farm productivity

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Our VisionHealthy, resilient and increasingly productive landscapes

supporting vibrant communities

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Our VisionHealthy, resilient and increasingly productive landscapes

supporting vibrant communities

GMW Connections Project

Achievements to date• Channel Rationalisation 476 Km

• Meters installed 6526

• Delivery Shares connected 2051

• Landowners to be consulted 7390

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supporting vibrant communities

Farm Water Program

• What is the Farm Water Program? – On Farm upgrades that support the development of

productive, profitable and water efficient farms into the future

• The Farm Water Program has secured in excess of $200M over 10 years for this development

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supporting vibrant communities

What’s been achieved

Farm Water Program

Number of Projects

Funding ($million)

Water savings (GL)

Water savings transferred to Commonwealth (GL)

Round 1

148

34.95

18.39

9.39

Round 2

233

61.18

33.21

16.61

Round 3

130

28.24

16.61

9.81

Total

511

124.37

68.21

35.80

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Our VisionHealthy, resilient and increasingly productive landscapes

supporting vibrant communities

The Goulburn Murray Irrigation District – Project Locations

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Our VisionHealthy, resilient and increasingly productive landscapes

supporting vibrant communities

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Our VisionHealthy, resilient and increasingly productive landscapes

supporting vibrant communities

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supporting vibrant communities

Partnership approach

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Farm Water Program- Key Eligibility

Two main eligibility criteria for Landowners to participate

1. That they have a whole farm plan that reflects the proposed works

2. That they are connected to the modernised delivery system

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Integration of Programs

Pros• Better outcome for landowners

• Greater opportunities for rationalisation of irrigation infrastructure

• Certainty for Government Investment

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supporting vibrant communities

Integration of Programs

Cons• Extra effort required to ensure the aligning of the

programs

• Potential time delays in projects becoming eligible

• Landowner angst due to uncertainty of future funding

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Integration of Programs

Key• Communication, Communication, Communication

– Communication between Programs

– Communication with Landowners

– Communication with Service Providers

– Communication with Funding Partners

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Integration Case Study

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Case study-before

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Case study- After

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Case study- Outcomes

• Rationalisation of – approximately 3 kms of GMW supply channel– 5 irrigation meters– 3.41 ML/d delivery share– Countless farm irrigation structures and kms of farm channel

• Installation of– 2 Pump stations on “backbone channel”– 1 fixed Centre Pivot– 1 towable Centre Pivot

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Case study- landowner outcomes

• Delivery System Modernisation has led to Improvements in;– Channel heights– Flow reliability– Water ordering (From 4 days to 48 hours)

• On farm– Reduced labour– More precise application of water (Spring/Autumn)– Water Savings– Increased Productivity

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Our VisionHealthy, resilient and increasingly productive landscapes

supporting vibrant communities

“We would have not been able to undertake this project in its entirety if we were not able to combine the opportunities presented by the GMW connections project and the Farm Water Program. The resulting outcome has not only increased our production while using less water but has made irrigating a pleasure!”

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supporting vibrant communities

Thank you