Topic: 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 […]

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Supporting East Timor: Victoria To Fund New Water Tank

The Andrews Labor Government is providing water security in Timor-Leste through funding for a water tank and purification plant at Balibó House. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced almost $91,000 in funding for the Balibó House Trust enabling the construction of a 196,000 litre water tank and purification plant. The donation to build the […]

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$100 Million Boost For Goulburn-Murray Irrigation

Another key milestone in Victoria’s largest water modernisation project, the Connections Project, has been reached with more than $100 million in critical Winter Works completed across the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District (GMID). The Andrews Labor Government in partnership with Goulburn Murray Water is delivering a series of water-saving pipeline projects to enhance the irrigation district as […]

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Soaking Up Knowledge To Boost Liveability In China

China is showcasing Victorian water-sensitive urban design and investing in local businesses to build ‘Sponge Cities’ which will be designed to reduce flooding, improve water quality and reuse storm and wastewater. The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening bonds with China through partnerships with the Jiangsu and Sichuan provinces to share Victorian expertise about water management […]

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Pipeline Proposal A Step Closer For Yarra Valley Growers

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a proposal to pipe recycled water to wine makers in the Coldstream and Gruyere area, to secure their water supply and help them produce more wine. Minister for Water Lisa Neville and Member for Monbulk James Merlino today met with growers and landholders in the Yarra Valley to discuss […]

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

New Advisory Experts To Support Goulburn-Murray Water

The Andrews Labor Government is establishing an advisory panel of experts to support Goulburn-Murray Water in ensuring a prosperous and productive irrigation district across Northern Victoria. The advisory panel will report to the Minister for Water and the GMW Board, and will provide options to ensure GMW is best placed to take advantage of the […]

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Schools Program Teaching Students Good Water Habits

More than 200 schools have taken part in a state-wide school program that’s teaching young people about water conservation and helping them develop good water-saving habits. Minister for Water Lisa Neville joined students from primary and high schools across the state at the 11th annual Kids Teaching Kids conference in Parkville today. The Andrews Labor […]

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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

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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