On this page:
The role of the Sustainable Water Strategy is to secure the region’s long-term water supplies.
For the Melbourne and Western Port sub-region, the actions from the strategy will secure its water future and supplies by:
- using water in better ways
- increasing the use of manufactured water sources.
Actions for the central sub-region
The strategy will return water to Traditional Owners in the region: the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung, Wadawurrung and the Bunurong.
The strategy will:
- transition to manufactured water to meet growing demands in the region
- investigate options for large-scale recycled water and treated stormwater networks.
Other actions will include a review of water resource risks in small, dry, peri-urban catchments. The Maribyrnong catchment will be a case study.
Actions will include managing pollutant loads for Port Phillip Bay and Western Port.
The strategy also sets environmental water recovery targets for the:
- Werribee River / Wirribi Yaluk
- Maribyrnong River / Mirrangbamurn
- Bunyip River
- Yarra River / Birrarung
The strategy will include complementary actions such as:
- improving fish passage in the Werribee River / Wirribi Yaluk
- improving the health of the Maribyrnong River / Mirrangbamurn
Greater Melbourne and Western Port sub-region map
Page last updated: 08/09/23