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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
The strategy will return water to Traditional Owners in the region: the Gunaikurnai and Bunurong.
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.
Actions from the strategy will include managing pollutant loads for:
- Lake Wellington
- Corner Inlet
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.
Page last updated: 08/09/23