Topic: Water

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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Delivering A Fair And Effective Basin Plan

The Andrews Labor Government has achieved an historic agreement with other Basin states and the Commonwealth for a fair and balanced way forward for the Murray Darling Basin Plan. Victoria’s motion to adopt strong socio-economic criteria for all water savings measures will ensure all future projects deliver neutral or positive impacts for communities that depend […]

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Working With The Community To Preserve Christmas Hills

The Andrews Labor Government will work with the local community in Christmas Hills to preserve around 280 hectares of native land in the area. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced the Labor Government’s intention to return the land, owned by Melbourne Water, back to the Crown. The move would expand the vital Warrandyte-Kinglake Nature […]

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Better Stormwater Management To Protect Our Waterways

The Andrews Labor Government is improving stormwater management to protect our rivers, reduce the burden on our drinking water supplies, and deal with the challenges of climate change and a future with less rainfall. Minister for Water Lisa Neville and Minister for Planning Richard Wynne announced changes to all Victorian planning schemes to extend the […]

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New Criteria To Benefit Basin Communities

Victoria and New South Wales today released agreed socio-economic criteria to determine the requirements for any further water recovery under the Murray Darling Basin Plan. The Andrews Labor Government has consistently said that Victoria will only support extra water recovery above the Plan’s 2,750GL target if it can be achieved without negatively impacting farmers and […]

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Protecting The Iconic Barwon River

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new body to protect and improve the Barwon River. Minister for Water and Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville joined Member for Geelong Christine Couzens today at the South Geelong Rowing Precinct to announce the new Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) for the Barwon, Moorabool and associated waterways. The MAC […]

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Pipeline Project Paying Dividends For Farmers

The South West Loddon Pipeline is approaching another milestone, with 300 kilometres of main pipe soon to be laid on the $80.6 million project that will secure water supplies for local communities and farmers. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today met farmers at Ian Gould’s property at Richmond Plains to discuss the benefits of their […]

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