Construction of the biggest project in our 100 year history moved a step closer as the first pipes for the Melbourne to Geelong Pipeline were delivered to Geelong.
The 59 kilometre pipeline will link Barwon Water's Lovely Banks basins with the Melbourne network at Cowies Hill near Werribee.
It headlines a $900 million investment in water and sewerage infrastructure over the next 5 years, and is among key projects that will boost Geelong's supply by 75% of current demand and meet forecast growth.
The fibreglass pipes are 800 millimetres in diameter and 12 metres long, and are supplied under contract by South Australian manufacturer, Fibrelogic.
The construction contract for the pipeline has been awarded to Australian construction company, Abigroup.
Construction is due to begin in September 2010, and the project is expected to create around 200 jobs.