Topic: Water

More Water Available For Northern Victorian Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government welcomes a decision by Victoria’s Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) to make additional water available in northern Victoria. VEWH will sell up to 10 gigalitres of Murray allocation in the northern Victorian water market. VEWH has determined that this water is not required this year, or to be set aside for next […]

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Desalination Water To Protect Supply After Dry Summer

The Andrews Labor Government will order 125 gigalitres of water from the Desalination Plant for the 2019/20 year to boost storages after an extremely dry spring and summer. This order is the largest ever and is necessary to prevent Melbourne’s water storages dropping to a point where they post a significant risk to water security. […]

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Going Wild To Save Water At Melbourne Zoo

Some of the city’s wildest residents are doing their part to help the environment, with Melbourne Zoo using recycled water to fill animal pools, water the grounds and clean the elephants. Minister for Water Lisa Neville visited the zoo today to see how they are implementing water efficiency measures, including an on-site water treatment plant, […]

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Clear Path For Otway Waterways Remediation Plan

Minister for Water Lisa Neville has welcomed a decision by Barwon Water to withdraw a groundwater extraction licence application while work continues on a remediation plan to repair the environmental impacts of past extraction in the region. In August 2018, Minister Neville requested a legally enforceable remediation plan to improve and protect the health of […]

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South West Loddon Pipeline Delivering For Communities

More than 3,400 water users in Victoria’s north-west are set to receive an upgrade to the quality of their drinking water through the connection of the South West Loddon Pipeline to several Coliban water treatment plants. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced the Korong Vale, Bridgewater and Laanecoorie water treatment plants will be connected […]

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Rebates Helping Victorians Reduce Water Bills

Two innovative community rebate programs funded by the Andrews Labor Government are helping Victorians doing it tough to reduce their water bills. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said almost 11,000 Victorian customers have taken advantage of the Community Rebate Program to help their vulnerable customers and those experiencing hardship. Since July 2015 these customers have […]

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Securing Water For Geelong In Dry Conditions

More than a billion litres of water will flow from Melbourne to Geelong over the next three months to help secure crucial water supplies for Victoria’s second biggest city and the broader Barwon region. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said the prolonged dry conditions have meant Barwon Water will begin accessing the Victorian water grid […]

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Strengthening Diversity In Victoria’s Water Management

Applications are now open for positions on the boards of Victoria’s 19 water corporations and 10 catchment management authorities, with women particularly encouraged to apply. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today invited applications to fill 115 director positions on water boards across the State – committing to once again reach the target of at least […]

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Have Your Say On Water Use In Northern Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in a way that balances socio-economic impacts while delivering real environmental benefits for the river system. The community now has an opportunity to get involved and have its say about the draft Northern Victoria Resource Plan, with consultation open until 4 March […]

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Victoria Stands By Murray Darling Basin Plan

Victoria stands by the Murray Darling Basin Plan and does not support starting again or renegotiating the water recovery targets. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said renegotiating the Basin Plan targets would put Victorian communities who rely on the Basin – as well as the environment – at risk. Victoria is on track to meet […]

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