Action plan

Ensure a strong, responsive water entitlement system (Action 8.1)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Delivery partners: Rural water corporations, Melbourne Water, Victorian Environmental Water Holder, Traditional Owners, communities

Provide greater flexibility and choice for licence-holders (Action 8.2)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Delivery partners: Southern Rural Water, Goulburn-Murray Water, Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water, Melbourne Water, Victorian Water Registrar

Investigate increased flexibility for taking water under winter-fill licences (Action 8.3)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Delivery partners: Southern Rural Water, Goulburn-Murray Water, Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water, Melbourne Water

Better record and report on emerging significant uses of water (Action 8.4)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Delivery partners: Southern Rural Water, Goulburn-Murray Water, Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water, Melbourne Water

Ensure a modern compliance regime that works (Action 8.5)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Delivery partners: Water corporations, Department of Premier and Cabinet

Commence the long-term water resource assessment process (Action 8.6)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Delivery partners: Water corporations, Victorian Environmental Water Holder

Commence sustainable water strategy reviews (Action 8.7)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Delivery partners: Water corporations, catchment management authorities, Victorian Environmental Water Holder, Traditional Owners

Align the sustainable water strategy and long-term water resource assessment processes (Action 8.8)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Delivery partners: Department of Premier and Cabinet (Office of Parliamentary Counsel)

Improve rural water supply planning (Action 8.9)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Delivery partners: Southern Rural Water, Goulburn-Murray Water, Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water, Melbourne Water, Department of Premier and Cabinet (Office of Parliamentary Counsel)

Provide clear information about water resources to the community (Action 8.10)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Delivery partners: Water corporations, Environment Protection Authority, Victorian Water Registrar

Improve water resource information to support planning and decisions (Action 8.11)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Delivery partners: Water corporations, catchment management authorities