Category: Minister for Water

Drought-Proofing Facilities For Stronger Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is building drought resilience in Maryborough by investing in alternative water supplies to ensure local sport and recreation facilities have access to water all year round. Minister for Water Lisa Neville inspected the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre Rainwater Harvesting Project today after it received a $34,000 grant from the Labor […]

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Turning On The Tap: New Pipeline For Farming Businesses

More than 80 landowners without access to a steady water supply will be given much needed respite with the opening of the first stage of the South West Loddon Pipeline Project. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today visited the region to meet with local farmers to open the first completed stage of the project, which […]

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Water Security For East Grampians Farmers And Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is considering a proposal to connect water to rural farms and properties severely impacted by decade-long drought as part of a potential pipeline project across south-west Victoria. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today welcomed the final business case for the East Grampians Water Supply Project submitted by Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water, […]

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

Victoria Secures Basin Plan Win For Regional Communities

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s draft offset target of 605 GL to help deliver the Basin Plan without the Commonwealth having to buy back more water. Victoria has been a strong advocate for regional communities and a key proponent of 22 of the 36 offset projects which are designed to […]

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New eDNA Technology Key To Protect The Elusive Platypus

The Andrews Labor Government is calling on citizen scientists to help monitor and track platypus activity via new eDNA technology to ensure the survival of these amazing mammals in Victorian waterways. Community water sampling by citizen scientists will be used to capture ‘environmental DNA’ (eDNA) to help Melbourne Water better locate the platypus and increase […]

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Women Hold More Than Half The Seats On Water Boards

The Andrews Labor Government has achieved gender equality on water boards, with women now holding 50 per cent or more of seats on all water boards across the state. Women also hold 50 per cent of seats on the boards of Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) across the state. The new appointments being announced by Minister […]

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Communities To Guide Water Management Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will put communities at the centre of storm and recycled water management through new  forums across Victoria as part of an Integrated Water Management Framework released today. The framework will help government organisations work with the community on urban water management, water supply, wastewater, flood resilience, waterway health and to develop […]

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Victorians Having Their Say On Murray Darling Basin Plan

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging residents in northern Victoria to have their say on 22 projects that will help deliver Victoria’s share of the recovery targets of the Murray Darling Basin Plan, and ensure more water stays with Victorian farming communities. The Basin Plan allows for up to 650 gigalitres of the water recovery […]

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Securing Lake Toolondo For Summer

An extra 5,000 megalitres of water is being transferred to Toolondo Reservoir, boosting one of Western Victoria’s premier trout fishing spots. The allocation builds on the 5,000 megalitres announced earlier this month and is expected to keep the levels in Toolondo to above the minimum level for fisheries until late in 2018. Grampians Wimmera Mallee […]

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

Benefits Flow For Macalister Irrigators

The Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing investment in the Macalister Irrigation District is supporting local farmers and creating local jobs. Minister for Water Lisa Neville and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today joined representatives from Southern Rural Water to mark completion of the $32 million first phase of the Macalister Irrigation Modernisation Project, and to […]

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