Topic: Water

Central Gippsland Irrigation Funding

The Victorian Government is investigating ways to ensure agriculture in central Gippsland has a strong and resilient future. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced $500,000 for a study to scope potential development of further irrigation in the region. The feasibility study will examine potential infrastructure options for expanding irrigation development in Central Gippsland – […]

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

Victoria Secures Protections For Basin Communities

The Victorian Government today secured further agreements on delivery of the Basin Plan to protect communities – including a renewed commitment from the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council to the socio-economic criteria for water efficiency projects first agreed in 2018. Victorian Minister for Water Lisa Neville said Ministers agreed to a Victorian motion re-affirming every project […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Reduced Water Prices For Northern Victoria Irrigators

The Victorian Government has welcomed the Essential Services Commission (ESC) price decision for Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) customers announced today. The decision means most GMW customers – predominantly irrigators – will see an average 10 per cent drop in prices from 1 July 2020 and a continued 1 percent reduction for each of the following three […]

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

Australian-First Renewable Organics Networks

The Victorian Government is powering a jobs and renewable energy boom in the states south west thanks to the nation’s first Renewable Organics Networks. The Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced two Renewable Organics Networks projects to reduce waste going to landfill by using organic waste to produce electricity. The networks will transform organic […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Delivering $48 Million Of Water Infrastructure Projects

The Victorian Government is creating jobs and opportunities for Victorian businesses through water Infrastructure projects and environmental works across the state. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced $48.4 million in water projects throughout Victoria that modernise irrigation, secure water supplies through recycling and stormwater use, assist with bushfire recovery and benefit the environment. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Connecting Central North-West Victoria To The Water Grid

Thousands of people across central north-west Victoria now have reliable stock and domestic water supply with the completion of the South West Loddon Pipeline project. The newly completed pipeline provides secure reticulated water supply to more than 1,500 rural properties over 2,900 square kilometres surrounding Inglewood, Newbridge, St Arnaud and Wedderburn, for the first time. […]

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

Standing Up For Victorian Basin Communities

The Andrews Labor Government continues to stand up for Victorian irrigation communities, to ensure they are not unfairly impacted by proposed projects to recover more water towards the Basin Plan’s extra 450 gigalitres of water. Minister for Water Lisa Neville has written to Federal Water Minister Keith Pitt demanding an explanation as to why other […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Zero Tolerance Of Unauthorised Water Take In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a level playing field for all water users in northern Victoria, with a renewed focus on compliance. Minister for Water Lisa Neville has appointed Des Pearson as an independent advisor to gain a full understanding of any compliance issues and swiftly put an end to unauthorised water take. Unauthorised […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for 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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water