Water for Victoria - Investment Blueprint

Last Modified: Fri Oct 21 2016 08:47:47 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 9
    themes and 69 actions under these themes where the investments will be made in water-related activities and the water sector. The themes are: 1) Climate change, 2) Waterway and catchment health, 3) Water for agriculture, 4) Resilient and liveable cities and towns, 5) Recognising and managing for Aboriginal values, 6) Recognising recreational values, 7) Water entitlements and planning, 8) Realising the potential of Victoria's water grid and water markets and 9) Jobs, economy and innovation.
  • $537 million
    will be invested by the Victorian Government over four years to deliver Water for Victoria.
  • $222 million
    to improve the health of our waterways and catchments.
  • $59.6 million
    to support irrigation modernisation projects and help irrigators improve on‑farm water use.
  • $58 million
    for rural water system upgrades in Wedderburn, Werribee and Bacchus Marsh.
  • $33 million
    to invest in practical programs to kick-start improvements to how we use Victoria’s water resources, such as preparing for climate change and drought, better water resource information and assessment, improving urban water management, the use of the water grid, and better recognising recreational water values.
  • $30 million
    to extend the water grid in South Gippsland.
  • $25 million
    to prepare Victorians for floods and emergencies.
  • $4.7 million
    to ensure Aboriginal values and knowledge are included in Victoria’s water management.