Topic: Water

Have Your Say On Goulburn To Murray Trade Rules

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with protecting the long-term health of the lower Goulburn River. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today opened community consultation into the rules that manage the trade of water from the Goulburn River to the Murray Valley. A recent review identified that the current rules are not protecting the […]

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Emergency Water Relief For Bushfire Affected Residents

Residents in bushfire affected areas who are without drinking and domestic water supply due to tank contamination now have a single point of contact to call for assistance. South East Water, based in Frankston, will be providing bushfire aid on behalf of the Victorian water industry to tank water users in the affected North East […]

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More Water For Farmers In The Broken System

The Andrews Labor Government is making temporary changes to rules in the Broken River system to provide more water for the critical stock and domestic needs over the next six months. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced the temporary change, which is known as a qualification of water rights, as well as a review […]

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Victoria Secures Action To Fix Basin Plan

Victoria has led the way in securing greater protections for irrigators and the environment at the Ministerial Council in Brisbane, with agreement to finally face water delivery risks in the Murray Darling Basin head on. Basin States also acknowledged concerns around foreign ownership and monopoly behaviour in the water markets and agreed to ask the […]

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Almonds Dominate Murray-Mallee 2019 Plantings

Horticulture development in the Victorian Murray-Mallee region over the past 12 months has expanded at the fastest rate in 10 years on the back of strong prices, with almond plantings making up 50 per cent. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today released an update to the 2018 Mallee Horticulture Crop Report – tracking the extent […]

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Greater Water Transparency To Support Irrigators

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing new measures to crack down on monopoly behaviour and expose speculation in the water market, to address concerns raised by local irrigators. The changes will increase transparency in Victoria’s water markets, with a series of improvements designed to provide irrigators with confidence that the markets are operating appropriately and […]

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Standing Up For Victorian Irrigators

The Andrews Labor Government will not support any changes to water sharing arrangements between the states that negatively impact Victoria. Victoria has a conservative allocation policy that, despite dry conditions, has resulted in some allocations being made available to entitlement holders this season – and Victorian communities should not be penalised for that. Victoria supports […]

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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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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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