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Melbourne Water Supports Liveable Communities and Liveable Waterways

Melbourne Water is proud to support the Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways incentives program, aimed at improving the health of our waterways and enhancing life and liveability across Melbourne. This program provides funding to eligible landowners who own or manage waterways on their property within the Port Phillip and Western Port Catchment areas.

The Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways program recognises the crucial role that waterways play in the overall health and well-being of our communities. It aims to encourage landowners to undertake projects that contribute to the improvement and preservation of waterway health, while also enhancing the overall quality of life in the region.

We are targeting landholders who own or manage a waterway frontage on their property within the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment areas. This includes rivers, creeks, wetlands, or any other natural waterways in the Yarra, Maribyrnong, Werribee, Lower Yarra, Westernport, Dandenong, and Mornington Peninsula.

The program is open to both residential and commercial landowners as well as schools and community groups who are committed to working towards the betterment of their local waterways and deliver multiple liveability benefits for the community.

Funding provided through the Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways program can be utilised for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to implementing waterway health improvement works, fencing, revegetation and weed management.

Sarah Gregor, Area Lead said, “This program presents an excellent opportunity for waterway owners and managers to make a positive impact on their local environment while contributing to the overall liveability of Melbourne.”

“By actively participating in the Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways incentives program, landowners can play a crucial role in the preservation and enhancement of the natural beauty and ecological balance of our waterways.”

To apply for the Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways incentives program or to obtain further information, interested landowners are encouraged to visit our website.

The application process is simple and straightforward, ensuring that all eligible landowners have an equal opportunity to access the funding. Melbourne Water is committed to supporting and empowering landowners in their efforts to improve waterway health and enhance the liveability of our communities.

“Through working with local community groups to manage our waterways, we are better able to understand, and deliver, the environmental and social benefits of our waterways,” Ms Gregor said.

“We look forward to receiving applications from passionate individuals and organisations who share our vision for a sustainable and thriving Melbourne.”

To find out more, visit Melbourne Water Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways webpage or contact the Melbourne Water Customer Service Centre on 131 722 from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm AEST.  


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