Sustainable water strategies (SWSs) are one of the key elements for planning Victoria’s water resources well into the future. They identify threats to the supply and quality of the state's water resources and find ways to increase the volume of water for the environment.
SWSs work closely with Traditional Owners groups, water corporations, catchment management authorities, entitlement holders, environmental groups and the community to identify options to solve water issues based on acceptable trade-offs.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has commenced the new Central and Gippsland Sustainable Water Strategy. The first step is to provide information on the process for developing a SWS and how you can be involved. We invite all people and organisations with an interest in the Central and Gippsland Region, and water planning and management more generally, to come along to the open house sessions to better understand how you can participate in developing the new strategy