03 September 2018
Grant applications are now being accepted through Melbourne Water’s Living Rivers program. Funding is on offer to councils, as well as expertise and guidance to build understanding, skills and commitment to manage stormwater within an integrated water management approach.
Approximately $3.2 million will be available to local governments for projects that improve the health of waterways and the bays, support the liveability of local places and enable thriving landscapes through sustainable stormwater management.
Living Rivers are seeking projects that address:
As in previous rounds, a 1:1 co-funding commitment from your council is required. Collaboration between other partners, such as water retailers, developers and other authorities, is also encouraged.
Councils within Melbourne Water's area of operations can apply to the Living Rivers Program for funding to run Clearwater’s Maintenance or Hold Points training in their council. Applicants will need to demonstrate their proposal meets the Living Rivers Program funding criteria, in particular how this training will deliver improved stormwater management, enhancing waterway and bay health.