17 July 2017
Melbourne Water is inviting community and stakeholders to influence their 10-year strategy for maintaining and improving the health of our catchments, rivers, creeks, wetlands and estuaries for future generations.
The strategy is a requirement under the Water Act 1989 (Vic), and guides investment and actions by Melbourne Water and other stakeholders to manage stormwater and waterway health – and the social, economic and environmental benefits that waterways support.
The new strategy builds on the existing values-based approach to reflect new knowledge and priorities, and will replace the current strategy when it expires in 2018.
Key elements of the strategy are currently being developed for the Maribyrnong Catchment, piloting a new collaborative design process that will be used for the remaining four catchments from July 2017.
Engagement is being undertaken through a series of monthly co-design workshops, supported by an online engagement portal where you will be able to directly influence strategy phases such as:
There are plenty of opportunities to have your say via our engagement website 'Your Say':