POWERCOP PROPOSES UPGRADES TO NETWORK TO SUPPORT GREAT SOUTH COAST DAIRY FARMERS

Electricity distributor Powercor is proposing to invest $8.7 million to upgrade power infrastructure in the Great Soputh Coast’s dairy farm-intensive communities to support future economic growth.

Under the proposal, Powercor would upgrade the current single phase electricity network to three phase power in Tyrendarra, Strathdownie, Cape Bridgewater and Gorae West.

With the value of the dairy industry in 2016-17 estimated at $3.6 billion and Victoria accounting for 64 per cent of milk production in Australia, the upgrade is expected to deliver millions of dollars in benefits to these communities.

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