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Infrastructure projects

We are working on a number of infrastucture projects to deliver water security, guarantee efficient service delivery and meet future growth.



Armstrong Creek development

We are investing around $150 million in water, sewage and recycled water infrastructure in Armstrong Creek — the new residential development south of Geelong.

Armstrong Creek residents are the first in our region to have access to Class A recycled water on tap.

  More on Armstrong Creek development infrastructure



Barwon Downs borefield licence renewal

We are expanding and improving our ongoing monitoring of the Barwon Downs borefield ahead of an application to renew our groundwater licence, due in June 2019. 

  More on the Barwon Downs borefield licence renewal



Colac water supply upgrade

In 2012, Barwon Water identified the need to upgrade Colac’s water supply capacity based on predicted growth and potential risks to current infrastructure.

Following an extensive community and stakeholder consultation campaign, we selected a preferred upgrade path: an interconnection with the existing Wurdee Boluc channel near Murroon.

This option provides the greatest level of supply diversity and guards against risks to the current supply system such as bushfires, land slips and failure of the existing pipeline.

  More on Colac water supply upgrade



Forrest wasterwater investigation

Barwon Water and Colac Otway Shire Council are partnering with the community to investigate opportunities for wastewater improvements in Forrest. 

  More on the Forrest wasterwater investigation



Highton pipe reserve bike trail

A new bike trail will connect Roslyn Road, Wandana Heights, to Thornhill Road, Highton.

We are turning the under-utilised Highton pipe reserve into a valuable public open space, connecting residential areas, reserves, schools and churches.

  More on the Highton bike reserve bike trail



Geelong ovoid sewer rehabilitation

We are rehabilitating a two-kilometre section of the ovoid sewer main in Malop Street and Bellerine Street, Geelong. A

The sewer was builtin 1917 and is one of Geelong’s principal sewers and services more than 18,000 properties. After a century of use, the sewer is in need of rehabilitation to ensure its structural integrity for the future.

  More on the Geelong ovoid sewer rehabilitation




Water mains replacements

We replace up to 25 kilometres of pipes a year at an annual cost of more than $4 million.

We replace aged and damaged pipes to reduce the risk of bursts, minimise unexpected repairs, reduce supply interruptions and ensure continued water quality.

  More on water mains replacements



Water pressure management

We are rolling out a staged pressure and leakage management program in Geelong over several years.

The pressure management program will eliminate excess pressure and reduce the incidence of burst mains. It will also reduce the chance of water loss and supply interruptions.

  More on water pressure management



Completed projects (archive)

Information on some of our major infrastructure projects is also included here for information and archival purposes.

  Aireys Inlet and Fairhaven water supply upgrade

  Anglesea borefield

  Apollo Bay water storage

  Bannockburn sewerage system upgrade

  Black Rock Recycled Water Plant

  Melbourne to Geelong Pipeline

  Northern Water Plant

  Ryrie Street office refurbishment