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Wimmera and Glenelg consultation welcomes input

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) is currently undertaking a review of management arrangements under the shared Wimmera and Glenelg Rivers environmental water entitlement, to determine if these arrangements are achieving optimum environmental benefits across the two systems.

Review of management arrangements under the Wimmera and Glenelg rivers environmental water entitlement

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) is currently undertaking a review of management arrangements under the shared Wimmera and Glenelg Rivers environmental water entitlement, to determine if these arrangements are achieving optimum environmental benefits across the two systems. This action was identified in the Western Region Sustainable Water Strategy, stemming from community concerns regarding sharing of environmental water across the Wimmera and Glenelg catchments.

The discussion paper below is the first step in the review process, outlining issues that have been identified with the current management approach, and developing a range of options to address these issues. The VEWH are seeking written comments on the issues and options identified in the discussion paper. Comments can be made until 5pm on Friday 16 August 2013. Further information on how to provide comment is provided in the discussion paper.

Targeted community consultation will be undertaken during the consultation period. The VEWH are working with Glenelg Hopkins and Wimmera Catchment Management Authorities to determine dates for this consultation.

Information obtained through this consultation process will help to inform the preferred management option, which will be presented to the Minister for Water by 30 September 2013.

Downloads

Wimmera and Glenelg discussion paper [PDF File - 947.0 KB]

Further Information

please email the VEWH or call 03 9637 8951.

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