Category: Minister for Water

Working With The Community To Preserve Christmas Hills

The Andrews Labor Government will work with the local community in Christmas Hills to preserve around 280 hectares of native land in the area. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced the Labor Government’s intention to return the land, owned by Melbourne Water, back to the Crown. The move would expand the vital Warrandyte-Kinglake Nature […]

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Better Stormwater Management To Protect Our Waterways

The Andrews Labor Government is improving stormwater management to protect our rivers, reduce the burden on our drinking water supplies, and deal with the challenges of climate change and a future with less rainfall. Minister for Water Lisa Neville and Minister for Planning Richard Wynne announced changes to all Victorian planning schemes to extend the […]

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New Criteria To Benefit Basin Communities

Victoria and New South Wales today released agreed socio-economic criteria to determine the requirements for any further water recovery under the Murray Darling Basin Plan. The Andrews Labor Government has consistently said that Victoria will only support extra water recovery above the Plan’s 2,750GL target if it can be achieved without negatively impacting farmers and […]

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Protecting The Iconic Barwon River

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new body to protect and improve the Barwon River. Minister for Water and Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville joined Member for Geelong Christine Couzens today at the South Geelong Rowing Precinct to announce the new Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) for the Barwon, Moorabool and associated waterways. The MAC […]

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Pipeline Project Paying Dividends For Farmers

The South West Loddon Pipeline is approaching another milestone, with 300 kilometres of main pipe soon to be laid on the $80.6 million project that will secure water supplies for local communities and farmers. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today met farmers at Ian Gould’s property at Richmond Plains to discuss the benefits of their […]

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Water Returns To Green Lake

Water has started to flow back to Green Lake for the first time in years, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today visited Green Lake for the start of water pumping back into the lake for the first time in a decade and mark the completion of the Bringing Water […]

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Native Fish Report Card Tells Us Where They’re Biting

Victorians will get a better insight into the health of the state’s waterways and native fish numbers following the launch of the Native Fish Report Card, funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Water Lisa Neville and Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford released the Native Fish Report Card today which aims to keep communities […]

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Rural Drainage Strategy To Give Landowners Certainty

The Andrews Labor Government is giving landholders clarity about the management of drainage systems, cutting red tape and helping to reduce financial loss from water-logged paddocks and other drainage issues. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today released the new rural drainage strategy and announced a range of pilot studies to address rural drainage issues. The […]

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Improving On-Farm Water Management In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is offering incentives to irrigators in Northern Victoria to look at more efficient on-farm methods for irrigation that save water. Minister for Water Lisa Neville visited Owen Lloyd’s dried fruit farm in Mildura to announce the $400,000 Mallee Irrigation Incentive Program, which offers financial assistance to improve irrigation scheduling, system upgrades, […]

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South Gippsland Connected To The State’s Water Grid

South Gippsland will be connected to the state’s water grid for the first time, with water flowing today to Korumburra and soon to flow to a remaining three towns in Victoria’s south east, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today visited the $43 million Lance Creek Water Connection Project, which […]

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