In 2016, the Victorian Government committed to a fourth tranche of the environmental contribution (EC4). The fourth tranche, which commenced on 1 July 2016, raised $537.1 million over four years to fund delivery of the Government’s long term water plan, Water for Victoria.
All EC4 funding has now been allocated and, as at the end of June 2020, $532.7 million has been spent, leaving $4.5 million left to spend in 2020/21 due to the phasing of project completion dates.
An evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of the fourth tranche of the EC has been undertaken, with the full evaluation report available for download.
Expenditure information and progress reports are also available for all EC4 funded initiatives listed below:
EC4 Funded Initiatives
Climate Change Research, Mitigation and Adaptation
Improving the Health of Waterways in Regional Victoria
Iconic Urban Waterways (Yarra / Barwon / Waterways of the West)
Integrated Catchment Management
Protecting the Beneficial Uses of Water
Sustainable Irrigation Program
Resilient and Liveable Cities and Towns
Recognising Recreational Values
Water Resource Entitlements, Planning, Monitoring and Information
Flood Management, Emergency Risk Resilience and Rural Drainage
Victoria’s Contribution to the MDBA
Recycled Irrigation Water for Cranbourne Gardens
Further information and case studies on funding outcomes are also available in the Delivering Water for Victoria Progress Report.
An evaluation of EC4 program implementation and delivery is currently underway. Results of the evaluation will be available on this website when finalised.
Page last updated: 04/05/21