Victoria's water management arrangements will enable farmers to maximise
the value of agricultural production with the available water, while supporting
farming communities to adjust to change in a warmer and drier future
What we will do
- Support regional development and change
- Invest in rural infrastructure
- Ensure irrigation districts remain
- Reduce barriers to change and support
communities in irrigation districts
- Improve water delivery efficiency in
- Manage salinity, waterlogging and water
- Manage irrigation development
- Improve salinity management in the Mallee
- Improve management of emergency water
- Develop a rural drainage strategy
- Balance water recovery for the
Water for Victoria recognises that agricultural producers generate
billions of dollars for our economy and they support families, communities and
Agricultural production in Victoria is growing, and future export potential
The sector is adapting to climate change, global market forces and new
Our water management framework will support agriculture to continue to
develop, and to adapt to less water. We will make existing infrastructure more
efficient and provide new infrastructure to enable communities to access the
water grid and markets.
Clarity about where water is available for agriculture and maximising its
use is important and water must remain affordable with clear price signals.
The government and water corporations will work closely with irrigation and
dryland farming communities, and help farmers to adapt to change and do more
with less water.
As our agricultural sector intensifies and develops into new areas, we must
also continue to manage salinity and water quality and maximise possible
environmental offsets as well as better manage drainage schemes.
$81.19 million to join the $45.6 million from the Federal Government to
increase the efficiency of existing as well as new water infrastructure to
$59 million invested in sustainable irrigation by rural water corporations
over four years, including grants to help communities in irrigation district
decide their long-term future and to enable change.
$41.4 million toward delivering a reliable pipe water supply to over 600
rural properties in Victoria's Loddon area along with $20 million of Federal
Government funding and local landholder investment www.gwmwater.org.au/services/rural/south-west-loddon-pipeline