Category: Minister for Water

Greater Protection For Ramsar Wetland On The Bellarine

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new seven-year blueprint to protect and enhance one of Victoria’s acclaimed wetlands, the Port Phillip Bay (Western Shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula Ramsar site. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced that the Labor Government will deliver an additional $1.5 million to protect Ramsar wetlands across the state and […]

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Steph Ryan Fails Irrigation Communities In Victoria

Malcolm Turnbull and Steph Ryan have again failed irrigation communities across the state – with no funding for water infrastructure projects in Victoria in the Federal Budget. Victoria is seeking $72 million across five important projects, but the Federal Government has not funded a single Victorian water infrastructure project, despite providing hundreds of millions of […]

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Fishing Returns To Dartmouth Pondage

A section of the Dartmouth Pondage in northeast Victoria has re-opened to fishing for the first time since 2013. The new arrangements will be officially launched at Dartmouth today and, in a boost for local and visiting anglers, the Pondage has been stocked with 20,000 trout to accelerate the fishery’s development. When open to fishing […]

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Safe and secure: protecting Victoria’s water supply

Victorian communities will be able to rely on a safe and secure water supply, with new infrastructure and efficiency programs for farmers, households and businesses. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $65 million to provide water security for communities across the state, build irrigation and water supply infrastructure, provide more opportunities for people to enjoy our […]

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Water Security For East Grampians Farming Communities

Water is set to flow to rural farms and properties in the East Grampians region, thanks to a multi-million-dollar investment in a new pipeline from the Andrews Labor Government. Meeting with local farmers at Mt Langi Ghiran Vineyard today, Minister Neville announced $32 million to fund Victoria’s share of the $85.2 million East Grampians Water […]

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Glenelg Estuary Listed As 12th Victorian Ramsar Site

Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay has been approved for listing as the state’s 12th Ramsar site – an international accolade that will ensure this important wetland is protected into the future. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said the listing was a great accomplishment of local agencies and communities that have invested in the conservation of […]

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Construction On South West Loddon Pipeline Stage Two

Construction is underway for the second stage of the South West Loddon Pipeline Project, which will deliver vital water to communities, households and farmers in north west Victoria. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced commencement of construction of stage two, following final environmental and cultural heritage approvals. The Labor Government is putting $40 million […]

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Desalinated Water To Boost Supply And Protect Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government will order 15GL of water for the 2018/19 financial year from the Desalination Plant to boost storages and protect against drought. This is the second year that the Labor Government has ordered water as part of a three-year trial of 15 GL minimum orders to deliver water security, better plant and […]

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Waterways Inject Millions Into Tourism And Economy

New research reveals local lakes, rivers and waterways provide millions of dollars in economic benefit to Western Victoria’s regional economy. The Wimmera Southern Mallee Socio-Economic Value of Recreational Water found that 24 waterways in the region provide $27.5 million in economic benefit and attracted more than 437,000 visitors last year alone. The Wimmera River contributed […]

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Water Flows Into The Donald Weir Pool This Summer

Water is now flowing back into the iconic Donald Weir Pool during summer as a result of upgrades to the weir funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Water Lisa Neville visited Donald in October to inspect the $170,000 upgrade of the Donald Weir Pool, funded by the Labor Government through the $2.98 million […]

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