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The role of the Central and Gippsland Region Sustainable Water Strategy is to secure the region’s long-term water supplies.

For the Gippsland 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 Gippsland

Traditional Owners

The strategy will return water to Traditional Owners in the region: the Gunaikurnai and Bunurong.

Managing water

The strategy will secure Warragul and Drouin’s urban water supply. It will also review management arrangements for the Mitchell River / Wangangarra/WyYung.

Investigations into the possibility of delivering more water to the Latrobe River / Durt-Yowan is also a part of the strategy.

Waterway health

Actions from the strategy will include managing pollutant loads for:

  • Lake Wellington
  • Corner Inlet
  • Nooramunga.

The strategy includes environmental water recovery targets for:

  • the Thomson River / Carran Carran
  • Macalister River / Wirn Wirndook Yeerung
  • Latrobe River / Durt-Yowan
  • Tyers River.

The strategy will improve the delivery of environmental water in the Latrobe downstream of Rosedale.

It will also improve flows in South Gippsland’s flow-stressed waterways and the Avon River.

The Latrobe Valley

Actions in the Latrobe Valley will include:

  • reallocation of some of the Latrobe 3-4 Bench bulk entitlement
  • developing a vision and plan for the water future of area
  • reviewing the Latrobe Reserve.

To find out more:

You can find out more about the plans and strategies by reading the following resources:

Page last updated: 08/09/23