Have your say on the future of Colac's water supply

Six options are under consideration for securing the Colac and district water supply system and we would like your feedback.

Barwon Water is investigating options to secure the water supply of Colac and surrounding towns. We need to upgrade Colac's water supply system within the next five years based on population growth, climate change and potential risks to current supply infrastructure.

The six options proposed are:

  1. new basins near Colac
  2. enlarge West Gellibrand Reservoir
  3. water from West Barwon Reservoir
  4. water from the Wurdee Boluc channel via Murroon
  5. water via the Wurdee Boluc channel via Birregurra
  6. water from the Barwon Downs borefield.

We are seeking customer, community and stakeholder feedback and would like to shortlist the options by early 2013, with a preferred option chosen by June 2013.

With more than $27 million allocated to securing Colac's water supply, this project is Barwon Water's single biggest infrastructure investment for the next five years.

To learn more and have you say, visit the links below.

  Project page: Colac water supply upgrades

  Factsheets: Colac water supply options

  Survey: Colac water supply options

  Latest news blog