Category: Minister for Water

No Time For Complacency Says Victoria’s Water Outlook

The latest report on Victoria’s water finds that while our supplies are in a good position, there are signs of ongoing strain – with dry conditions and increasing population growth continuing to put pressure on our water security. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said that recent rainfall meant water storages are slightly higher than this […]

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Securing Geelong’s Water Supplies

Barwon Water will be able to access more water from the Victorian water grid after completing and turning on a new pump station connected to the Melbourne to Geelong pipeline at Lovely Banks. The new pump station means Barwon Water can extend the reach of the 59-kilometre Melbourne to Geelong pipeline (MGP), a crucial water […]

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Delivering For Irrigators And Protecting The Goulburn

New measures to secure the long-term health of the Goulburn River and provide a level playing field for all water users in northern Victoria will come into effect in the next few weeks. Minister for Water Lisa Neville confirmed an interim regulation for tagged water use will begin on 12 December this year – subject […]

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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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