The Victorian Government is developing the Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy.
The draft Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy proposes a series of policies and actions designed to enable landholders to choose how to manage their drainage and their drainage systems into the future. The Strategy aims to help landholders decide how they manage water logging on agricultural land to improve agricultural productivity in dryland areas while managing the environmental and cultural impacts of drainage.
The draft Strategy proposes to improve the management of rural drainage by:
These arrangements for landholders will be supported by the Victorian Government, councils, catchment management authorities, Melbourne Water and rural water corporations.
We encourage you to have your say to help shape the final strategy. Consultation on the draft Strategy closes on 20 December 2017.
For more information about how you can get involved, to download a copy of the draft Strategy or to get in touch directly with the project team go to www.engage.vic.gov.au/ruraldrainage