Action plan

Improving arrangements for urban waterways (Action 3.1)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Delivery partners: To be confirmed – Will reflect government response to the Yarra River Protection Ministerial Advisory Committee

Protect water quality through the State Environment Protection Policy (Action 3.2)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Delivery partners: Water corporations, catchment management authorities, Environment Protection Authority, local government, Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians

Public consultation: SEPP (Waters) Review

State Environment Protection Policy (SEPP) (Waters)

Invest in integrated catchment management (Action 3.3)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, catchment management authorities

Delivery partners: Water corporations, local government, Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians, communities

Our Catchments, Our Communities Leadership Development Grants:

Provide long-term investment to improve waterway health (Action 3.4)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, catchment management authorities

Delivery partners: Water corporations, local government, Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians, communities

Gippsland Lakes Conversations

World Fish Migration Day

Waterway Management Twinning Program

Improve environmental water management in a changing climate (Action 3.5)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Delivery partners: Water corporations, catchment management authorities, local government, Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians, communities, Victorian Environmental Water Holder

Better monitor and report on the benefits of environmental watering (Action 3.6)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victorian Environmental Water Holder

Delivery partners: Water corporations, catchment management authorities, Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians, recreational users

Ensure clear and transparent charging arrangements (Action 3.7)

Responsibility: Water corporations

Delivery partners: Victorian Environmental Water Holder, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Essential Services Commission

Support community partnerships and citizen science (Action 3.8)

Responsibility: Catchment management authorities

Delivery partners: Landcare groups, angling groups, Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians, communities

World Fish Migration Day with Merv Hughes

New Fluker Post App

EstuaryWatch monitoring at Merriman Creek

Improve knowledge and information about waterways and catchments (Action 3.9)

Responsibility: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, catchment management authorities

Delivery partners: Researchers