Water standpipes

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Consultation has concluded

Council currently provides non-potable water from eleven (11) standpipes/ bores located throughout the municipality. Historically, these water bores were used for drought relief by primary producers for stock and domestic use. In more recent times that have been used for a variety of purposes including gardening businesses, commercial operators and home gardeners.

Two water standpipes - on Whitegate Road, High Camp, and at Seymour-Goulburn Park - will be upgraded as a priority to support water infrastructure in Mitchell Shire.

The upgrade is considered a priority for Council as it explores the future use and conditions of its bores. As part of the project, all standpipes and water bores will be metered for the next 12 months. The findings will guide Council on the next steps for water supply infrastructure in the future.

The two locations were selected because of community use, the condition of the standpipes and feedback received through community consultation.

Council will also write to the State Government to seek further support and assistance to maintain water standpipes and water supply infrastructure.

Extensive community consultation was undertaken in 2019 to understand how the community was using Council-operated water standpipes. More than 200 people took part in a survey.


Survey closes Friday 8 March 2019

Council currently provides non-potable water from eleven (11) standpipes/ bores located throughout the municipality. Historically, these water bores were used for drought relief by primary producers for stock and domestic use. In more recent times that have been used for a variety of purposes including gardening businesses, commercial operators and home gardeners.

Two water standpipes - on Whitegate Road, High Camp, and at Seymour-Goulburn Park - will be upgraded as a priority to support water infrastructure in Mitchell Shire.

The upgrade is considered a priority for Council as it explores the future use and conditions of its bores. As part of the project, all standpipes and water bores will be metered for the next 12 months. The findings will guide Council on the next steps for water supply infrastructure in the future.

The two locations were selected because of community use, the condition of the standpipes and feedback received through community consultation.

Council will also write to the State Government to seek further support and assistance to maintain water standpipes and water supply infrastructure.

Extensive community consultation was undertaken in 2019 to understand how the community was using Council-operated water standpipes. More than 200 people took part in a survey.


Survey closes Friday 8 March 2019

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you for your interest in providing some information about water bore and standpipe access. Please take our short survey. 

    NOTE: We have had reports some people are having issues submitting surveys. If your survey doesn't submit, please email engaging.mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au and include your name, email address, and the browser and device you were using.

    Thank you for your interest in providing some information about water bore and standpipe access. Please take our short survey. 

    NOTE: We have had reports some people are having issues submitting surveys. If your survey doesn't submit, please email engaging.mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au and include your name, email address, and the browser and device you were using.

    Consultation has concluded
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