In 2020, the Victorian Government committed to a fifth tranche of the environmental contribution (EC5). The fifth tranche, which commenced on 1 July 2020, is expected to raise $693.9 million over four years. The funds will support the continued delivery of the Government’s long term water plan, Water for Victoria.

This investment in EC5 initiatives will ensure that Victoria has a resilient water management framework that will continue to provide water to meet the needs and values of all Victorians through a changing climate, safeguarding the liveability of our cities and towns and supporting economic and social prosperity.

As of the end of June 2021, $143.5 million has been spent, leaving $550.4 million remaining for the next three years of the tranche. The annual expenditure and progress updates for funded initiatives will continue to be reported until their completion.

Further information and case studies on funding outcomes are also available in the Delivering Water for Victoria Progress Report.

An evaluation of EC5 program implementation and delivery is currently underway. Results of the evaluation will be available on this website when finalised.

Page last updated: 16/09/21