This action contributed to effective and comprehensive water supply and demand planning to ensure the reliability of supply for urban and industrial users.
South Gippsland Water developed a water supply-demand strategy in December 2011 and updated it in April 2017 as the South Gippsland Water Urban Water Strategy, in line with the WfV requirement for Victoria’s urban water corporations to develop urban water strategies, which provide detailed, 50-year forecasts of demand, and supply options.
Urban water strategies are to be based on the government’s climate guidelines, which set out essential data and advice about how to assess the impact of climate change on water supplies.
The strategy is one of several South Gippsland Water long-term plans: others address drought response, financial expenditure, asset management, water quality and wastewater.
The main change in the updated strategy reflects the connection of several of South Gippsland Water’s supply systems to the Melbourne supply system, which reduces the region’s future supply risk from population growth, climate change and land use changes.
Action status (5-yearly assessment 2018): Achieved and completed
Delivery period: 2011, 2017