Ageing asset challenges and the risk of more frequent and intense events into the future, along with the substantial costs that would be associated with a complete asset upgrade, mean the ongoing management of Loch Garry as an asset and a service must be determined.

The Future Service Strategy will include:

  • A flood study developed in conjunction with Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA).
  • Infrastructure and service options available for the future of the Loch and how GMW would manage this at a strategic and operational level.
  • Impacts of climate change and increased flood protection upstream of the Loch.
  • Current price structure and testing the sustainability of any proposed price modelling into the future.
  • Broader benefit of the Loch to other communities and how the costs and benefits can be recognised and shared with the broader beneficiaries.
  • Consultation with customers and stakeholders, via a Community Reference Group, and broader engagement about what a sustainable model may look like, the financial impacts and options around the future of the Loch.

Loch Garry: Past, Present and Future - community drop-in session

Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend our Loch Garry: Past, Present and Future community drop-in session on Tuesday 23 April.

These conversations with the community help provide insight into the various factors being considered as part of GMW’s review of the regulator’s future.

There will be more engagement opportunities as the Future Service Strategy project progresses - keep an eye on this page for updates.

Loch Garry Future Service Strategy Community Reference Group

As part of the Future Service Strategy, GMW has formed a Community Reference Group.

Made up of customers, community members and stakeholders with local knowledge and experience, the Community Reference group is an important step to determining the best outcome for Loch Garry into the future.

After an Expression of Interest period, GMW is pleased to announce the following membership for the Community Reference Group:

  • Colin Grinter
  • Stuart Grinter
  • Nevil Hauffe
  • Mackenzie Craig
  • Colin Gilby
  • Linton Ryan
  • Mathew Price
  • Sally McPherson
  • John Pettigrew
  • Guy Tierney (Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority)
  • Louise Mitchell (Greater Shepparton City Council)
  • Justin Hanrahan (Moira Shire Council)
  • John McCartney (Campaspe Shire Council)

Thank you to everyone who applied to be part of the Community Reference Group.