The Winter Works program is vital to deliver upgrades and maintenance to keep the water delivery infrastructure and systems operating as efficiently as possible throughout the year. They also provide the opportunity to deliver upgrades that can further support our customers in their businesses.
As always, a key focus is to minimise impacts to water supply for MI customers and ensure the safety of the community. We are conscious that works can impact people who live, work and travel in the area and have in place a process to keep customers and affected community members informed well in advance.
To assist us with planning, please place water orders as soon as possible via EASYWATER or call us on (02) 69620200, and we will be in touch.
The dates we are providing below for the works are the best available, and we will keep this page updated weekly, and as things change, over the winter works period:
*Updated 7 August 2020
Lake View Branch Canal expansion- Stage 3 on track
Stage 3 Lake View Branch Canal expansion works continued this week from Apolonis Regulator to Scarfones Regulator and they will run through to the 14 August.
There are road closures over this time to facilitate the replacement of Apolonis Bridge and bridges on Fraser Road and Quarry Road. Please be aware of changed traffic conditions.
Sections of channels are still being lowered intermittently across some areas to allow for inspections and programmed maintenance works. Last week there were maintenance works at Lake View Branch Canal, Lake Talbot, Murrami and the Sturt Canal, including outlet removals and installations, channel bank repairs and desilting.
Main Canal works complete
The Main Canal works program in the Yoogali area downstream of Rossetto Road bridge were completed earlier this week and supply has resumed.
Penfolds Bridge removed and clean up complete
Penfolds bridge was removed last week, with the bank reinstatement and clean up works completed at the start of this week. Griffith City Council is planning future works to construct a shared pathway on the opposite side of the road as part of their Griffith Pedestrian & Bicycle Strategy.
Lake Talbot construction works underway
Construction works at Lake Talbot commenced this week and include channel bank repair, the installation of automatic gates, a regulator upgrade and repair work to the channel bank. These works will be completed by 14 August, with no impact to supply.
Sturt Canal works complete
X-Path AFFRA meter project works are now complete and we have been on site this week undertaking a final clean up of the channel bank area, with no impacts to supply.
LSC bridge upgrade works
Leeton Shire Council’s upgrade of a bridge on the Whitton-Darlington Point Road continued this week. We have lowered the channel for these works, with minimal supply interruptions for customers in this area.
The in channel works on the bridge will be completed over the next two days, which will then enable us to increase the height of the channel to meet increasing customer orders. Completion of the new bridge is scheduled for October 2020.