Category: Minister for Water

Minister Takes Control Of Lower Murray Water Extraction

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting the environment and water entitlement holders against the negative impacts of increasing water extractions below the Barmah Choke with a new licence review process. Minister for Water Lisa Neville has directed Lower Murray Water and Goulburn Murray Water to refer all licence applications in the lower Murray region to […]

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Murray Floodplain Restoration Project Begins

The Andrews Labor Government has secured $29 million in Commonwealth funding, enabling the first stage of the Victorian Murray Floodplain Restoration Project to get underway. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said the project would contribute to environmental outcomes of the Murray Darling Basin Plan – delivering ecological benefits to wetlands, native fish, birds and plants […]

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Enforcing Sustainable Water Extraction In The Otways

The Andrews Labor Government is securing water supply for Geelong communities and protecting the environment by limiting groundwater extraction in the Otways to a bare minimum. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today reduced the limit on how much water can be taken from the Gerangamete Groundwater Management Area (GMA) from 20,000 megalitres per year to […]

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Opening Up Habitat For Native Fish In Northern Victoria

Thousands of native fish will freely move between the River Murray and the rich habitat of Gunbower Creek thanks to a funding boost from the autumn sale of water for the environment. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today welcomed the Victorian Environmental Water Holder’s (VEWH) successful sale of 10 gigalitres of Murray River environmental water […]

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Diversifying Victoria’s Environmental Water Management

Victoria’s water sector continues to reflect the diversity of the community, with the latest appointment of Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) Commissioners. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today has appointed four commissioners and thanked both departing commissioners for their service to the water sector and community. Mr Christopher Chesterfield has been reappointed to the Commission […]

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Desalinated Water Begins Flowing To Secure Supplies

Water from Victoria’s Desalination Plant has begun to flow into Melbourne’s storages, securing our water supply and helping to avoid harsh restrictions. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said the largest ever order of 125 GL would start to reach Cardinia Reservoir from today and be delivered progressively over the next year. This additional water will […]

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Water Market Improvements For Northern Irrigators

Significant changes to the way water is managed in Northern Victoria have been flagged today in a bid to support struggling irrigators and dairy farmers facing dry conditions and high prices for water and fodder. Minister for Water Lisa Neville and Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes attended a dairy industry roundtable in Tatura to hear […]

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New Deal To Reduce Emissions And Keep Water Affordable

Victoria’s water industry will lead Australia with a new renewable energy deal that will slash greenhouse gas emissions and keep Victorian water bills down. Thirteen of Victoria’s water corporations have partnered to purchase clean energy from the Kiamal Solar Farm in north-west Victoria, at a much cheaper rate than would be possible individually. Minister for […]

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Boost For Northern Victorian Water Market

Irrigators and farmers facing continued dry conditions in Northern Victoria will have the option of purchasing additional water, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said the government would be making up to 14 GL available after it was identified as no longer required by Connections for irrigation modernisation projects. The […]

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More Water Available For Northern Victorian Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government welcomes a decision by Victoria’s Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) to make additional water available in northern Victoria. VEWH will sell up to 10 gigalitres of Murray allocation in the northern Victorian water market. VEWH has determined that this water is not required this year, or to be set aside for next […]

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