My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Water in the other place regarding
the Hamilton-Grampians pipeline. Just this morning the federal Minister for
Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, the Victorian Minister for Water
in the other place, Mr Tim Holding, the federal member for Ballarat, Catherine
King, and the state member for Ballarat East in the other place, Geoff Howard,
were in Ballarat to witness workers connecting the final section of the
goldfields super-pipe at White Swan Reservoir.
As a result of this super-pipe, now backed with $90 million
worth of federal Labor government funding, not only has Ballarat’s water supply
been secured for the next 50 years but households will be $180 better off with
regard to their water bills.
The next stage of the Brumby government’s Our Water Our Future
plan will see $4.9 billion spent on major water infrastructure projects to
provide the biggest boost to Victoria’s water supplies in 25 years. Included in
this next stage is the $33 million Hamilton-Grampians pipeline. I call on the
minister to announce the detailed route, the actual construction time lines and
the cost of the Hamilton-Grampians pipeline.