Category: Minister for Water

Funding Boost To Protect Victoria’s Iconic Wetlands

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering $2 million to better protect and manage Victoria’s 11 iconic and internationally recognised Ramsar wetlands. Ramsar sites are wetlands that are listed as having international importance under the Ramsar Convention, an international wetland treaty. Sites across the state will receive funding through local Catchment Management Authorities with the funding […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Water Sector Delivers Healthier Waterways

Victoria’s catchment management authorities (CMAs) have had another strong year, delivering healthier waterways and catchments, jobs and more liveable communities right across the state. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today released the 2016-17 Victorian Catchment Management Authorities Actions and Achievements Report, highlighting the great work done by our 10 catchment management authorities. The highlights of the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Glenelg Estuary Nominated For Ramsar Site Accolade

Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay has been nominated for a Ramsar listing – an acknowledgement of the significance of this stunning site to the region. Minister for Water Lisa Neville endorsed the nomination, which has been submitted to the Federal Government for consideration. Ramsar sites are wetlands of international importance listed by Australia under the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water, Western Victoria Region

Delivering More Water For Farmers In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering greater water security to farmers as part of irrigation modernisation works in the Macalister Irrigation District in Gippsland. The $32 million Phase 1A project was completed in June this year and has provided water savings by modernising infrastructure and reducing water losses. Because of the modernisation works, approximately 6GL […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Water

Protecting Wetlands Across The Bellarine Peninsula

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing a new draft plan and continuing to invest to protect wetland areas along Port Phillip Bay and the Bellarine Peninsula. The Port Phillip Bay (Western Shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula Ramsar Site Management Plan will provide greater protections to ensure the environmentally significant wetlands are properly cared for. The draft […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water, Western Victoria Region

Environmental Water Supporting Victorian Communities

A new report released today highlights the value of environmental water to Victoria, showing it supports and protects native animals, rivers and wetlands across the state. The ‘Reflections: Water for the Environment in Victoria’ report is published annually by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) and highlights the value of environmental water to communities. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Investment To Improve The Health Of The Moorabool River

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a more than $2.1 million waterway investment as part of The Living Moorabool project to protect and improve the health of the river. The investment will be delivered in partnership with Corangamite Catchment Management Authority and Barwon Water, and will improve river banks and land surrounding the river though […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water, Western Victoria Region

More Investment In Waterway Health Across The State

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered more than $30 million in projects that boost the health of rivers, creeks and wetlands across the state. The five-year Regional Riparian Action Plan has seen works performed along rivers and creeks to support river health, provide more recreational opportunities, improve habitat for native plants and animals and offer […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Clean Energy Solar Project To Meet Renewable Target

Construction is underway for the Black Rock Solar Project as Geelong’s Barwon Water moves towards operating solely by renewable energy by 2025. The construction of the $3.4 million solar project is now underway, which will see more than 2,800 panels installed to generate around 1.3 gigawatt hours of electricity a year, supplying about 13 per […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

New Commissioner To Recognise Aboriginal Water Values

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed the first Aboriginal Water Commissioner to the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH). Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced the appointment of Rueben Berg, who has extensive experience in the Victorian water industry and a strong understanding of and passion for Aboriginal affairs. The appointment is an example of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water