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Extinct Fish Sighting Back From The Dead

An extremely rare fish thought to be extinct has been reportedly spotted for the first time in over two decades during a lake recovery project in regional Victoria. Two Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeon fish (Mogurnda adspersa) are believed to have been identified during fish population surveys at Third Reedy Lake, Kerang. If confirmed, this would […]

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Improving The Transparency Of Our Water Markets

The Victorian irrigation community is being asked to consider how the current water markets can be made more transparent, in a new options paper released today. Minister for Water Lisa Neville announced in May that the Andrews Labor Government would look at the options and benefits of a completely transparent water trading system. This follows […]

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Independent Expert Panel To Investigate Basin River Flows

The Victorian and New South Wales governments are reviewing the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) modelling that underpins higher environmental flow delivery in the southern-connected Basin. Victorian Minister for Water Lisa Neville and NSW Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey today appointed an independent expert panel to undertake the review, agreed to at the […]

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Improving Environmental Outcomes For Gippsland Lakes

The Andrews Labor Government will invest more than $270,000 in projects that will improve habitats, protect native wildlife and help preserve internationally-significant environment in the Gippsland Lakes. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced the recipients of the Gippsland Lakes Community Grants, which are now in their fourth year. The Grants provide community groups with […]

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Women Vital To Victoria’s Water Management Plan

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to deliver a gender balance in leadership and senior executive positions across water organisations through a new executive leadership program. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said the new Insight: Executive Leadership for Women in Water program would help elevate women into executive leadership roles in our water organisations. Improving the gender diversity of our […]

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Increased Diversity On Victoria’s Water Sector Boards

Victoria’s water sector boards now have greater diversity than ever before with more representation from Aboriginal Victorians, women and people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said the new appointments to Victoria’s water corporation and Catchment Management Authority (CMA) boards were recommended and assessed by an independent panel. The increased diversity is […]

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Inter Valley Trade Changes To Protect Our Waterways

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to secure the long-term health of the Goulburn River and provide a level playing field for all water users in northern Victoria. Minister for Water Lisa Neville announced a review of the inter-valley trade (IVT) rules for the Goulburn River in May this year following concerns about the […]

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Protecting Recreational And Aboriginal Water Values

Recreational and Aboriginal water values will be enshrined into law for the first time across Victoria with legislation passing the Upper House in Parliament today. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said the Water and Catchment Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 will embed recreational and Aboriginal cultural values into the planning and operations of water resource managers. […]

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Water Delivery Assurances For Victorian Irrigators

Issues around deliverability of water in the Murray Darling Basin will be peer-reviewed by an independent expert panel after a Victorian government proposal was agreed to at the Ministerial Council in Canberra yesterday. The agreement is a significant win for water users across the Basin, who need assurances that the work being undertaken by the […]

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Greater Protection For Murray Darling Communities

Victoria is seeking further action and support for initiatives to protect both the environment and water security for local communities, at the upcoming Murray Darling Basin ministerial council meeting. Victoria is on track to deliver its obligations under the Basin Plan, but Minister for Water Lisa Neville will raise a number of issues for discussion […]

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