Category: Minister for Water

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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Protecting Victoria’s Iconic Western Port Wetlands

Victoria’s iconic Western Port Ramsar Site will be better protected thanks to a new management plan developed by the Andrews Labor Government. The new Western Port Ramsar Site Management Plan sets out strategies that will guide management of the Western Port Site over the next 7 years. The objective of the plan is to maintain […]

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Women In Water: Disrupting The Status Quo

Victoria’s water sector is embracing gender diversity with the inaugural Women in Water event in Traralgon, attended by over 150 women from across the local industry. The initiative provides a networking and learning opportunity for women in the water industry and aims to celebrate the role women play in the sector. Minister for Water Lisa […]

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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 Victoria’s new water plan, Water for Victoria. Water For Victoria, the first comprehensive state-wide water plan in over 10 years, will improve water […]

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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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