Category: Minister for Water

Winter Works Making Goulburn Murray More Efficient

Major winter works kick starting in the Goulburn Murry Irrigation District will deliver improvements for local landowners and bring jobs to the region. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said the massive building program would improve water infrastructure in the District, support over 500 local jobs and provide a 90 per cent local spend involving local […]

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More Funding To Protect Corangamite Catchments

The Andrews Labor Government will provide more funding to help Corangamite landholders protect the region’s priority waterways. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced $1.5 million for landholders to preserve and improve the region’s waterways. The money will be distributed to 45 local landowners and underpin the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority’s Corangamite Waterway Program, whose […]

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50 Cent Levy Abolished To Save Mallee Irrigators Money

Landholders in the Mallee region will no longer be charged a salinity levy of 50 cents per megaliter following its abolition by the Andrews Labor Government, fulfilling the promise made in its comprehensive Water for Victoria policy. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said today that local irrigators that currently pay the levy will save an […]

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Aboriginal Values Are Key To Victoria’s Water Future

The connection between Aboriginal Victorians and water will be further recognised following the announcement today of the first round of recipients of a new program funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Water Lisa Neville congratulated the recipients of the inaugural Aboriginal Water Grants Program, which supports Aboriginal participation in water management improving outcomes […]

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Keeping Water Bills Affordable For Victorians

Victorian households will continue to have some of the lowest water bills in the country, with flat or falling water prices for the next five years. The Essential Services Commission (ESC) today released its finalised pricing decision for 12 of the state’s 17 water corporations – building on the results for four fast-tracked decisions released […]

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Securing Water For Victorian Irrigators

In a major win for Victorian farmers and irrigators, the Andrews Labor Government has secured assurances from the Commonwealth that no on-farm expressions of interest will be carried out in Victoria or New South Wales. The agreement at today’s Ministerial Council meeting in Canberra will ensure that no water will be taken from Victorian or […]

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Victoria To Bring Off-Farm Works To The Table At Minco

The Andrews Labor Government will re-emphasise its position that further water cannot be taken from Victoria’s food bowl at the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council in Canberra tommorow. Victoria will offer a pathway to the Commonwealth and other states to develop off-farm projects that will contribute to delivering the 450 GL without impact on production and […]

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Improving Stormwater Management For Healthy Communities

The Andrews Labor Government has established a dedicated advisory committee to improve stormwater management, to create more liveable cities and healthier waterways and improve Victoria’s environment. The Improving Stormwater Management Advisory Committee will provide independent advice to Minister for Planning Richard Wynne and Minister for Water Lisa Neville on how to improve stormwater management and […]

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Community Vision To Shape The Future Of Yarra River

The Andrews Labor Government has released a 50-year community vision for the iconic Yarra River, Birrarung –  the first of its kind for an urban waterway in Australia. Minister for Water Lisa Neville, Minister for Planning Richard Wynne and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio joined Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines at […]

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Keeping Water Bills Affordable For Victorians

Victorians will continue to have some of the lowest water bills in the country, with households benefiting from flat or falling water prices for the next five years. The Essential Services Commission (ESC) today released its finalised pricing decision for four of the state’s 17 water corporations – Yarra Valley Water, South East Water, East […]

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