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Water For Victoria: Recognising Aboriginal Water Values

In a first for Victoria, an environmental flow release into the Glenelg River has supported both environmental outcomes as well as Aboriginal cultural values. Supporting Aboriginal values is a key element of the Victoria’s new water plan, Water for Victoria. Water For Victoria, the first comprehensive state-wide water plan in over 10 years, will improve […]

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Applications Open For More Diverse Water Boards

Minister for Water Lisa Neville has reminded Victorians that expressions of interest for board vacancies across the state’s 19 water corporations are still open. Victorians who possess skills in small, medium or large businesses, skills and experience in land, water, financial and infrastructure management or experience in community engagement are encouraged to apply. The Andrews […]

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Desal Flows To Secure Melbourne’s Water Supply

The first water from the Wonthaggi Desalination Plant has begun to flow into the Cardinia Reservoir helping to deliver water security for Victoria. The delivery marks a significant milestone in guaranteeing a secure and resilient water grid – a grid that supports lives and livelihoods and combats the threat of reduced rainfall from climate change. […]

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Victoria Backs Action To Improve Basin Plan

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver a Murray Darling Basin Plan that ensures all water users’ interests are protected. Visiting Mildura today for the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council meeting, Minister for Water Lisa Neville said Victoria was working with the other States and the Commonwealth to deliver an outcome which benefits farmers, regional communities […]

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New Managing Director For Gippsland Water

Minister for Water Lisa Neville has welcomed Gippsland Water’s appointment of a new Managing Director. Sarah Cumming has served on the Gippsland Water board for the past five years, and most recently worked as the General Manager of Corporate Services at Latrobe City. Her appointment follows a national search and an exhaustive interview process. She […]

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NSW & VIC Reinforce Commitment To Basin Communities

NSW Minister for Regional Water, Niall Blair, and Victorian Minister for Water, Lisa Neville, met on the Murray River today to reinforce their commitment to Basin communities through the recently announced review of the Sustainable Diversion Limit (SDL) adjustment mechanism. Dr Don Blackmore, Chair of the expert panel set up to review the mechanism briefed […]

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Striking The Right Balance For The Basin Plan

The Andrews Labor Government has released a new independent study highlighting the need to deliver the Murray Darling Basin Plan in a practical way which does not put further pressure on farming communities by implementing further wide-scale buybacks. The study supports Victoria’s approach to invest in water efficient infrastructure and measures that balance the competing […]

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Victoria’s Water Sector Planning For Sustainable Future

Victoria’s water sector will further plan for population growth, climate change and a stronger future supported by  clear new guidelines and direction set by the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government’s vision set out in its plan – ­­Water for Victoria –  is for a water sector that’s modern and efficient, innovative, customer focussed, and […]

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NSW And Victoria Put Basin Plan Under The Microscope

NSW Minister for Regional Water, Niall Blair and Victorian Minister for Water, Lisa Neville have established an expert panel to review the offsets mechanism in the Murray Darling Basin Plan. The review will allow NSW and Victorian Governments to make sure the Plan delivers real environmental benefits without short-changing Basin communities. The panel will provide […]

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New Partnership For Healthier Fish Habitats

The Andrews Labor Government will match funds dollar-for-dollar with community groups for Funds for Fish – a 30-day crowdfunding campaign to help protect local waterways and restore native fish habitats. The campaign – run in partnership with the Australian River Restoration Centre – will encourage communities to become more involved in supporting local river projects […]

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