Sand extraction and catchment water impacts

Groundwater investigation in Westernport catchment

Investigate cumulative impacts on groundwater levels & surface water capture long term from sand extraction in the Westernport catchment.

Each extraction area will encounter groundwater & result in a deep hole with a waterbody as a feature of rehabilitation.

Themes and Local Areas

Primary Theme:Groundwater
Other Themes:Water supply and use, Waterways, Wetlands
Primary Local Area:Bass Coast, South Gippsland & islands
Other Local Areas:Casey, Cardinia & Baw Baw, Western Port
Project location:Main sand extraction areas are around Lang Lang, Nyora & Grantville
Scale of the project:Local – multiple small locations
New or continuing work:New work

Project partners

Lead organisation:Southern Rural Water
Key partners:Melbourne Water, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA), DJPR
Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

Investment opportunities

Opportunities for investors within this project start from:$ (Thousands of dollars)
Estimated scale of investment for full project implementation:$$ (Tens of thousands of dollars)
Estimated timeframe for full project implementation:1-2 years

Contribution toward targets

Primary Regional Catchment Strategy target and contribution to its achievement:Groundwater – Groundwater licences and annual use kept within the Permissible Consumptive Volume (PCV) for each Groundwater Management Unit (GMU) in the region
Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:
Relevant National Landcare Program priority:

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