Topic: Water

New Body To Protect And Promote The Yarra River

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a new statutory body, the Birrarung Council, to provide voice for the Yarra River. The Council will provide advice to Government to ensure the ongoing protection of the river and delivers on key priorities under the Water for Victoria plan and the Yarra River Protection Act 2017. The committee will […]

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New Wye River CFA Station Benefiting The Whole Community

The Wye River and Otway communities affected by the 2015 Christmas Day bushfire will benefit from a range of recovery works funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Water Lisa Neville officially opened the upgraded CFA station at Wye River this afternoon and met community representatives to announce further funding of $3.4 million to […]

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Water Plan On Track And Delivering For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is on track to meet its commitments under the Water for Victoria plan. Minister Neville provided an update on the Labor Government’s strategy through the Delivering Water for Victoria progress report at a conference of water sector stakeholders last night. The progress report shows that 14 of the Plan’s 69 actions […]

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New Appointments For Catchment Management Council

The Andrews Labor Government has announced new appointments to the Victorian Catchment Management Council (VCMC). The Council provides independent advice on the condition of land and water resources and what priorities for Catchment Management Authorities should have for Victoria. It will also offer advice to the Government to help prepare Victoria for future environmental challenges […]

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Securing Lake Toolondo For Summer

Western Victorians and visitors to the iconic Toolondo Reservoir will benefit from additional water being transferred into one of Victoria’s premier fishing spots. Minister for Water Lisa Neville announced today around five gigalitres (GL) of water will be released into Lake Toolondo from Rocklands Reservoir from next week – enough to ensure reasonable levels into […]

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Water Champions Celebrating 25 Years

Victorians can continue enjoying healthy waterways across the state thanks to the hard work of Waterwatch volunteers who form part of the citizen scientist program, funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Water and Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today congratulated the citizen scientists as they celebrate 25 years of the program. Over the […]

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Kids Teaching Kids About Sustainability And The Environment

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the next round of an environmental program where Victorian school kids teach each other about sustainability. Minister for Water Lisa Neville launched this year’s Kids Teaching Kids Week at Melbourne Girls College in Richmond today and announced another $200,000 for the Victorian program, in addition to last year’s $200,000 […]

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New Chair Appointed For Goulburn-Murray Water

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Diane James as the new Chair for Goulburn Murray Water. Ms James comes to the role with a wealth of experience and a strong history in the corporate sector, leading business transformation, financial turnarounds and community engagement. She is currently Chair of Southern Rural Water, overseeing several major irrigation […]

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Western Waterways To Get A Boost

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new community-led approach to ensure iconic waterways in Melbourne’s west are protected for generations to come. Minister for Water Lisa Neville and Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today joined Member for Footscray Marsha Thomson and Member for Essendon Danny Pearson at Footscray Rowing Club on the Maribyrnong River. […]

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Better Supporting Victorian Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government is calling on the Federal Government to better support farmers and irrigators experiencing dry conditions in Victoria by exploring opportunities for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH) to trade water into the market. Minister for Water Lisa Neville has written to Federal Minister David Littleproud urging him to look at ways […]

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