Category: Minister for Water

Benefits Flow For Macalister Irrigators

The Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing investment in the Macalister Irrigation District is supporting local farmers and creating local jobs. Minister for Water Lisa Neville and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today joined representatives from Southern Rural Water to mark completion of the $32 million first phase of the Macalister Irrigation Modernisation Project, and to […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Water

Calls For Independent Public Inquiry Into Basin Plan

Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville has called for an independent Public Inquiry, and an earlier Ministerial Council with all Basin Ministers, to address the serious allegations of water misappropriation in New South Wales. The allegations made on the 4 Corners program are deeply concerning and urgent action is needed to restore public confidence in the […]

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More Water Flowing Into Lake Toolondo

Five thousand megalitres of water is flowing into Lake Toolondo, boosting one of Western Victoria’s premier trout fishing spots. Acting Minister for Water Martin Pakula has welcomed the transfer of water to Lake Toolondo, after storage levels in Rocklands reached the required trigger point. Water for Victoria – the Andrews Labor Government’s statewide water plan […]

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Statement From The Acting Minister For Water

Reports of water being misappropriated is very concerning and Victoria supports an independent investigation into these allegations. Any independent investigation should report to the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council and then COAG. The Murray Basin Plan is about getting the best outcome for the environment, economy, farmers and communities – that can only happen if […]

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South Gippsland Grid Connection Contracts Signed

The Andrews Labor Government is connecting four towns to the state’s water grid for the first time, and has awarded contracts to build the pipelines and pump stations needed. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced the signing of contracts for the $43 million Lance Creek Water Connection project, following a thorough tender process. The […]

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Barwon Water Opens Five-Star Green Office

Barwon Water’s refurbished head office has opened its doors in Geelong for the first time. Minister for Water and Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today officially opened the new headquarters in Ryrie Street, which can now house all of Barwon Water’s Geelong employees under one roof. The $32 million project saw the original building built […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water, Western Victoria Region

Planning For A Sustainable Water Future For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is planning for population growth, climate change and water security to create jobs, a healthy environment and stronger communities. Victoria’s water corporations have released their Urban Water Strategies, which provide a detailed 50-year forecast of water demands for communities, along with supply options so that those demands can be met. The […]

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Murray Basin Water Target A Big Win For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has secured a major win for Victorian communities and the environment, with a key water target met under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan (MDBP). The agreement reached at the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council meeting in Canberra today signed off on up to 650 gigalitres worth of environmental works and measures to meet […]

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New Waste To Energy Water Plant

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a cutting edge recycling facility in Melbourne’s north that will reduce landfill, cut greenhouse emissions and produce enough renewable energy to pay for itself. Minister for Water Lisa Neville officially opened the Yarra Valley Water’s $27 million Waste to Energy facility in Wollert. The purpose-built facility converts organic waste […]

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Major Goulburn-Murray Water Works This Winter

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $100 million of critical works in the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District as part of the Connections Project – Victoria’s largest water modernisation project. The works, which will be carried out over winter, will: Upgrade 33 kilometres of channel across 17 sites Install automation at 271 sites Install 35 kilometres of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water, Northern Victoria Region