Investing in Lorne's water supply for decades to come

Construction works on Lorne’s Allen Reservoir over the next six months will increase the reservoir’s flood level capacity and strengthen the dam wall.

Allen Reservoir, Lorne.

The project involves increasing the flood capacity of the concrete spillway and upgrading the reservoir embankment to better align with current engineering standards. These improvements will ensure the reservoir can cope in extreme weather conditions, particularly during flood flows.

Conducting the spillway and embankment elements of the project simultaneously means we can complete the important works as efficiently as possible and minimise disruption to the town.

Residents may notice increased construction vehicles and contracted construction workers in the area, particularly between now and Christmas. Truck routes will run along Otway Street and will operate Monday to Friday between 7 am and 6 pm.

The upgrade is key to securing Lorne’s water supply into the future and reduce the risk of infrastructure failures. A secure supply is vital to support the town’s liveability, jobs and tourism, and reinforces Barwon Water’s 2030 vision of becoming an enabler of regional prosperity.

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