What is the Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy?

The Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy supports landholders to make choices about how they want to manage rural drainage. The strategy outlines a series of actions and policies that will:

  • Clarify the roles and responsibilities and obligations for landholders and government agencies to manage dryland rural drainage.
  • Rebuild the capability for landholders and government agencies to manage rural drainage to support agricultural productivity.
  • Simplify previously complex and confusing regulations and approval processes, and in doing so reinforce obligations on landholders to protect and nurture their local environment and to respect the cultural values of Aboriginal Victorians when conducting future drainage works.
  • Help manage priority waterways impacted by rural drainage to provide cultural and environmental benefits.

You can view and download the Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy and supporting materials below, including a summary.

Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy

Dry land rural drainage resource kit for landholders

Page last updated: 08/09/23