During this Parliament sitting week, Opposition Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell pushed for the Andrews Labor Government to ensure Pyalong residents will not experience an interruption to the town water supply following damage to the Pyalong Weir.
“During the very wet weather Victoria encountered a few weeks ago an extremely large tree washed down Mollison Creek and over the weir of the Pyalong catchment,” Ms Lovell said.
“The tree damaged one of the pipes at the base of the weir, which is now draining the town’s water supply.”
Ms Lovell said local government, Goulburn Murray Water and Goulburn Valley Water are all denying responsibility for the weir and finger-pointing at each other, with no agency stepping forward to take responsibility for management of the Pyalong Weir or to rectify the situation.
“The Pyalong community are rightly concerned that – unless the pipe is repaired – their water supply will just continue to drain away and they may be left without water,” Ms Lovell said.
“I asked the Minister for Water to identify who is responsible for the Pyalong Weir, and to ensure the necessary repairs are completed so the residents of Pyalong are not left without water.”