Category: Minister for Water

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 […]

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Desalination Water Order Placed For 2017-18

The Andrews Labor Government today announced that the water order from the Victorian Desalination Plant for 2017/8 will be 15 GL. This means the Government is not ordering water above the 15GL minimum order, which has been set for the next three years to guarantee continued water security and better plant management. The water order […]

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Secure water supplies for a stronger Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of delivering Water for Victoria – an investment in water security, jobs, and a healthy environment for all Victorians. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest $116 million over three years to improve water security for local communities, support farmers, protect Victorian jobs, and improve the […]

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Supporting The Pipeline Of New Water Leaders

The Andrews Labor Government is opening up a new round of grants to support professional development and innovation in the water sector. Applications for the Our Catchments Our Communities Leadership Development Grants open May 1 and aim to support the next generation of leaders in water management across Victoria. The Our Catchments Our Communities Leadership […]

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Work Begins On Johnstone Park Raingarden

Work has started today on a $1.85 million raingarden at Johnstone Park in central Geelong, an environmental and water saving initiative developed by the Andrews Labor Government. The raingarden will improve the park’s amenity, liveability and environmental sustainability by harvesting and reusing stormwater runoff for irrigation. This will reduce demand on drinking water and filter […]

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Advocating For State’s Most Vulnerable Water Customers

A new advocate will act as a voice for Victorian water customers, as prices are reviewed over the next 15 months. Announced today by Minister for Water Lisa Neville, the Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC) and the Consumer Policy Research Centre (CPRC) will be given a grant to fund a full-time advocate on behalf of […]

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Delivering A Healthier Thomson River

More water will flow through the Thomson River, with the Andrews Labor Government taking the next step in delivering an additional eight gigalitres of water. The additional water is vital for the health of the heritage-listed Thomson River, and surrounding local communities. It will also help protect and boost native fish populations, including the Australian […]

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Environmental Water Flow Delivers Boost For Native Fish

Native fish recovery works in the Gunbower and lower Loddon are set to deliver healthier habitats for iconic species like the Murray cod and silver and golden perch. Environmental flows will begin at Loddon Weir on 3 April and Pyramid Creek on 4 April. The flow will gradually increase to target 700ML a day for […]

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