The Victorian Government is developing the Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy
The draft Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy proposes a series of policies and actions designed to enable landholders to choose how to manage their drainage and their drainage systems into the future.
The community is invited to have its say on the proposals in the draft Strategy and to contribute to setting the new contemporary arrangements for rural drainage, supported by clear roles and responsibilities.
A range of stakeholders contributed to the development of the draft Strategy. Four consistent themes that emerged from those consultations were the need for:
- Clear responsibilities for rural drainage, and clearly defined roles for individual landholders, the Victorian Government, councils, catchment management authorities, Melbourne Water and other rural water corporations.
- Clear legislative and policy arrangements that will enable rural drainage to be managed sustainably into the future.
- Support to develop pathways through environmental and cultural approval processes.
- Clear funding arrangements for rural drainage that reflect the distribution of costs and benefits.
This draft Strategy proposes a series of policies and actions to address these themes. The public release of this draft Strategy now provides an opportunity for the broader community to provide comments on the proposed approach and to contribute to the final Strategy.
Consultation on the Draft Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy is open until 20th December 2017.
Regional Workshops and Forum Details
Wednesday 8 November
3.30 pm – 5.30 pm
West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA) Office
16 Hotham Street
Friday 10 November
11am - 1pm
Edenhope Mechanics Institute Hall
76 Elizabeth Street
Friday 17 November
11 am – 1 pm
25/29 Heygarth Street
Tuesday 21 November
2 pm – 4 pm
Level 36, 2 Lonsdale Street
Thursday 23 November
2 pm – 4 pm
Western Foreshore Road, Western Beach
Tuesday 28 November
4 pm – 6 pm
Performing Arts Centre
33-37 Ford Street
Thursday 30 November
3 pm – 5 pm
Warrnambool Mid City Motel
525 Raglan Parade
Friday 1 December
2pm – 4 pm
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) Office
915 Mt Napier Road
To R.S.V.P to attend a Regional Workshop and Forum please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate which forum you will be attending and number of people attending.
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The information you provide will be used to inform the development of the final Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy.
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