Secure Water Supply

The Wimmera Mallee Pipeline is the largest water infrastructure project in Australia, replacing 18,000 kilometres of inefficient earthen channel with 9,159 kilometres of pressurized pipeline and associated structures.

Construction of this great engineering feat commenced in November 2006 with the last pipe being laid in April 2010 - well ahead of the ten year timeframe originally proposed and within the $688 million project budget.

The Wimmera Mallee Pipeline has now secured high quality and reliable water supply for 36 towns and 7,000 rural customers.

New opportunities

Significant research has been undertaken on new industries that will become viable in the Wimmera thanks to the secure water supply provided by the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline.

Numerous opportunities are emerging in manufacturing, agricultural research and food processing.

The Wimmera Development Association, Regional Development Victoria and GWM Water can provide advice on securing water rights for new industries.

Emerging industries include:

  • horticulture
  • meat and poultry production and processing
  • intensive feedlotting
  • intensive lamb finishing
  • pork production

More information on these industries can be found on the Sectors page.


Need Links?

Wimmera Mallee Pipeline map

Wimmera Development Association

Regional Development Victoria Horsham office

GWM Water