The Loddon and Campaspe Regional Water Services Committee represents diversions customers who source water from regulated and unregulated rivers and streams, groundwater bores and licensed private dams within the catchments of the Loddon and Campaspe Rivers.
GMW’s Loddon and Campaspe diverters use water on a diverse range of agricultural crops that include potatoes, walnuts, olives, as well as traditional cereals and pastures. Additionally there are mineral water enterprises, quarries and mines, and manufacturing business that divert water from various sources in line with licence conditions.
The Loddon and Campaspe Regional WSC is chaired by Norm Suckling and includes nine members in total.
Prior to recent rain, the 2015/16 irrigation season brought with it prolonged dry conditions that impacted much of the Loddon and Campaspe diverter customer base.
The Loddon and Campaspe system storages and groundwater aquifers suffered the impacts of unprecedented low inflows and allocations but have recovered strongly with recent winter and spring rainfall.
Customers in these catchments have had to contend with the challenges of elevated temporary water market prices, as well as the ever present pressure of commodity prices; such as the downturn in the dairy industry and have shown great resilience in testing times.
Loddon and Campaspe Regional WSC members continue to work with GMW to manage resources and keep customers informed.
You can contact the committee using the contact us form or by phoning out Customer Service Centre on 1800 013 357 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org