The Kiewa, Mitta Mitta and Upper Murray Regional Water Services Committee represents diversions customers who source water from regulated and unregulated rivers and streams, groundwater bores, registered and licensed private dams within the catchments of the Kiewa, Mitta Mitta and Upper Murray (above Hume) Rivers.
GMW’s Kiewa, Mitta Mitta and Upper Murray customers use water on a range of horticultural and agricultural crops ranging from permanent and annual pastures for dairy, beef and sheep enterprises, through to lucerne, wine grapes and even green tea. Water is also used for domestic and stock and commercial purposes.
The Kiewa/Mitta Mitta/Upper Murray Regional WSC is chaired by Peter Serpell and currently consists of seven members.
The committee has been heavily involved in the Choice and Flexibility Project over the past 12 months, with a case study taking place in the Kiewa system. This project is about exploring options on how to free up water trade in unregulated surface and groundwater systems. Freeing up trade will continue to be a focus into the 2016/17 season, as will involvement in future planning for the Diversions business.
The committee has also has provided input into the Water Plan 4 pricing path, in particular providing GMW with good feedback on Diverters Tariff implementation.
The committee currently has two vacancies and is inviting any customers who are interested in joining to get in touch with a WSC member or to contact GMW’s Wangaratta office.
You can contact the committee using the contact us form or by contacting the Murray North East area office.