Melbourne to Geelong Pipeline

A 59 kilometre underground pipeline linking Melbourne and Geelong's water supplies is part of our long term goal to secure the region's water supply into the future.

Construction of the Melbourne to Geelong Pipeline. Image shows a dew-covered fence in the early morning and earthmoving equipment.

Construction on the pipeline is now complete. Testing and reinstatement works continue.

The project has the capacity to deliver up to 16,000 million litres of water a year. This is equivalent to half of the region's current water usage.

The underground pipeline links Geelong's storage basins at Lovely Banks with Melbourne's water supply network at Cowies Hill, west of Werribee.


Project progress

The final section of the pipeline was laid in March 2012.

Pressure testing of the pipleine will commence in April 2012, and reinstatement works will continue.

Barwon Water will continue to work closely with landowners, stakeholders and community interest groups for the life of the project.

Latest news blog: Explosives required for rock blast (November 2011)
Latest news blog: Pipeline crosses Werribee River (July 2011)
Latest news blog: Melbourne to Geelong Pipeline project update (June 2011)
Latest news blog: Pipes delivered for Melbourne to Geelong Pipeline (August 2010)
Latest news blog: Melbourne-Geelong Interconnection contract awarded (July 2010)

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