The Victorian Government is developing a new water plan, Water for Victoria which will set the strategic direction for water management in Victoria for decades to come.
A discussion paper has been released, proposing a vision for the future of water management. The discussion paper has been designed to encourage discussion with the community and other stakeholders on the future of water in Victoria.
Water is fundamental to our communities. We will manage water to support a healthy environment, a prosperous economy and thriving communities, now and into the future.
Our water systems will be resilient to drought and climate change, our communities will be at the centre of decision making and we will encourage innovation.
Key elements of the water plan
The Water for Victoria discussion paper recognises the importance of water to Victoria's economy and communities. The draft plan focuses on nine key elements:
- Climate change
- Waterway and catchment health
- Water for agriculture
- Recognising recreational values
- Recognising and managing for Aboriginal values
- Resilient and liveable cities and towns
- Planning and entitlement frameworks
- Realising the potential of Victoria's water grid and water markets
- Jobs, economy and innovation.
Have your say
We know that community engagement is fundamental to achieving a resilient water system that meets the needs and values of our community . That's why we're encouraging all sectors of the community to join the conversation. You can take part in one of the community workshops happening across Victoria, in
person or online, or make a submission. To view the discussion paper, provide your feedback or find out more about community forum dates and locations visit haveyoursay.delwp.vic.gov.au/water-for-victoria