Topic: Water

Diversifying Victoria’s Environmental Water Management

Victoria’s water sector continues to reflect the diversity of the community, with the latest appointment of Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) Commissioners. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today has appointed four commissioners and thanked both departing commissioners for their service to the water sector and community. Mr Christopher Chesterfield has been reappointed to the Commission […]

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Desalinated Water Begins Flowing To Secure Supplies

Water from Victoria’s Desalination Plant has begun to flow into Melbourne’s storages, securing our water supply and helping to avoid harsh restrictions. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said the largest ever order of 125 GL would start to reach Cardinia Reservoir from today and be delivered progressively over the next year. This additional water will […]

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Water Market Improvements For Northern Irrigators

Significant changes to the way water is managed in Northern Victoria have been flagged today in a bid to support struggling irrigators and dairy farmers facing dry conditions and high prices for water and fodder. Minister for Water Lisa Neville and Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes attended a dairy industry roundtable in Tatura to hear […]

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New Deal To Reduce Emissions And Keep Water Affordable

Victoria’s water industry will lead Australia with a new renewable energy deal that will slash greenhouse gas emissions and keep Victorian water bills down. Thirteen of Victoria’s water corporations have partnered to purchase clean energy from the Kiamal Solar Farm in north-west Victoria, at a much cheaper rate than would be possible individually. Minister for […]

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Boost For Northern Victorian Water Market

Irrigators and farmers facing continued dry conditions in Northern Victoria will have the option of purchasing additional water, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said the government would be making up to 14 GL available after it was identified as no longer required by Connections for irrigation modernisation projects. The […]

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More Water Available For Northern Victorian Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government welcomes a decision by Victoria’s Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) to make additional water available in northern Victoria. VEWH will sell up to 10 gigalitres of Murray allocation in the northern Victorian water market. VEWH has determined that this water is not required this year, or to be set aside for next […]

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Desalination Water To Protect Supply After Dry Summer

The Andrews Labor Government will order 125 gigalitres of water from the Desalination Plant for the 2019/20 year to boost storages after an extremely dry spring and summer. This order is the largest ever and is necessary to prevent Melbourne’s water storages dropping to a point where they post a significant risk to water security. […]

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Going Wild To Save Water At Melbourne Zoo

Some of the city’s wildest residents are doing their part to help the environment, with Melbourne Zoo using recycled water to fill animal pools, water the grounds and clean the elephants. Minister for Water Lisa Neville visited the zoo today to see how they are implementing water efficiency measures, including an on-site water treatment plant, […]

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Clear Path For Otway Waterways Remediation Plan

Minister for Water Lisa Neville has welcomed a decision by Barwon Water to withdraw a groundwater extraction licence application while work continues on a remediation plan to repair the environmental impacts of past extraction in the region. In August 2018, Minister Neville requested a legally enforceable remediation plan to improve and protect the health of […]

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South West Loddon Pipeline Delivering For Communities

More than 3,400 water users in Victoria’s north-west are set to receive an upgrade to the quality of their drinking water through the connection of the South West Loddon Pipeline to several Coliban water treatment plants. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced the Korong Vale, Bridgewater and Laanecoorie water treatment plants will be connected […]

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