Traditional Owner partners and community

At Melbourne Water, we understand the central role water plays in our communities, environment and economy.

We also understand that we live and work on the land and waterways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have lived on and used for thousands of years, and recognise the intrinsic connection of Traditional Owners to Country.

Melbourne Water considers Traditional Owner organisations, not as customers or stakeholders, but as sovereign partners in land and water management.

We aim to build on our existing strong relationships with Traditional Owners by establishing co-designed partnership agreements detailing how we will work together to achieve mutual outcomes. We also work across the water sector more broadly to align and streamline priorities. Through these partnerships and conversations, we take an active approach to how we support, fund and walk together on Country.

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