Update 18 March, 2019: This community consultation has now closed.

Following the completion of the Wimmera-Mallee Water Resource Plan, communities in Northern Victoria can now have their say on how Victoria intends to manage water from the basin for farming, irrigation and the environment.

It is important to ensure the draft Plan reflects the realities on the ground across northern Victoria and that there is confidence in how the Basin Plan will be implemented across the region.

The draft lays out the state’s plan for how much surface and groundwater can be used for us on:

  • farms
  • towns
  • industry
  • recreation
  • environment

It will also show Victoria’s risk management strategies for risks including:

  • Climate change
  • Drought
  • Water quality

Community consultation for the draft Northern Victoria Resource Plan is open until 4 March 2019.

Public information sessions are being held in Wangaratta, Yea, Shepparton, Kerang, Bendigo and Mildura. These sessions will provide an overview of the plan and an opportunity for you to ask any questions.

The public information sessions will be advertised through multiple avenues to ensure as many people as possible can attend and additional sessions will be scheduled as required.

To view the plan, see where public consultation sessions will be held, or to make a submission go to https://engage.vic.gov.au/water-resource-plan-northern-victoria.

Please see below a schedule of upcoming public information sessions

Location

Date

Time

Venue

Yea

Monday 4 February

12PM – 1PM

Y Water Discovery Centre,

2 Hood Street

Bendigo

Monday 4 February

6PM – 7PM

Capital Theatre, Bank Room,

50 View Street

Mildura

Monday 4 February

12PM – 1PM

The Mildura Quality Hotel Grand,

129 Seventh Street

Mildura

Monday 4 February

6PM – 7PM

The Mildura Quality Hotel Grand,

129 Seventh Street

Wangaratta

Tuesday 12 February

12PM – 1PM

Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre, Cnr Ford & Ovens Streets

Shepparton

Wednesday 13 February

12PM – 1PM

Quest Apartments, Conference Room,

177-183 Welsford Street

Shepparton

Wednesday 13 February

6PM – 7PM

Quest Apartments, Conference Room,

177-183 Welsford Street

Kerang

Thursday 14 February

12PM – 1PM

Memorial Hall

4 Nolan Street