The WMPP involved replacing 17,800 km of open channel systems with 8,800 km of pipeline.
Federal Minister for Water Senator Penny Wong said “The Wimmera Mallee Pipeline Project is helping by ensuring water supply for around 36 townships and 9,000 farms in the region.”
Senator Jacinta Collins commended those involved for delivering the pipeline ahead of schedule and under budget, adding that “The pipeline project has already delivered considerable economic benefits to the region throughout its construction phase.”
The Federal Government contributed $A266 million towards the overall $A637 million required for the project. This funding was matched by the Victorian Government with the remaining funds provided by the GWMWater.