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

GMW is holding a drop-in session for the community to share their thoughts and learn more about the Loch Garry flood regulator and the future of the Loch Garry Flood Protection Service.

We are eager to listen and to share information about Loch Garry and its future with the community. The drop-in session is a chance for you to come along, share your thoughts and find out more about a unique and significant piece of infrastructure.

Information session details

  • Date: Tuesday 23 April
  • Time: 1pm to 3pm
  • Venue: Bunbartha Community Centre, Barmah-Shepparton Rd, Bunbartha.

You are welcome to drop into the session any time between 1pm and 3pm and no registration is required.

The day will include information about:

  • Loch Garry’s history, purpose and milestones
  • How Loch Garry was designed, its operation and the procedures that are followed
  • Loch Garry in the context of the environment around it
  • Maps of recent flood events
  • The condition of the asset and its future life expectancy

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

We look forward to seeing you on the day, hearing your feedback and insights, and sharing the history and potential future for the Loch Garry flood regulator.

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
  • Louise Mitchell (Greater Shepparton City Council)
  • Guy Tierney (Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority)
  • Justin Hanrahan (Moira Shire Council)

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