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The Hanwood modernisation project has upgraded the ageing water delivery infrastructure that services 210 individual properties in Hanwood that cover an area of 2,683 ha. The project area is predominately small horticultural farms.
Irrigation water is supplied to properties in the project area via the Mirrool Creek Branch Canal (MCBC) which conveys water by gravity into a distribution network of some 23 earthen and concrete lined channels. These channels, some of which are about 80 years old, are subject to seepage, leakage and conveyance losses, and are generally at the end of their service lives.
The key outcomes of the Hanwood modernisation project were to:
The key elements of the works to upgrade the water delivery system included the:
The construction phase on the Hanwood Modernisation Project officially commenced in July 2014.
Practical conclusion of the project was in 2015.
Hanwood Modernisation Project Area - Click to enlarge
MI encourages all customers who would like to upgrade their on-farm infrastructure to consider applying for funding under the second round of the Private Irrigation Infrastructure Operators Program (PIIOP2) in New South Wales.
Further information is available in the factsheet or by contacting the Project Manager – On-Farm Works, email email@example.com
or phone (02) 6962 0200
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