Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways Program

Apply for Melbourne Water’s new streamlined and flexible incentives program: Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways.

We’ve designed the program to respond to emerging challenges and foster new partnership opportunities on initiatives that create healthy people, healthy places and healthy environments.

Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways has a strong focus on innovation, liveability and collaboration across all areas of water management. It offers a flexible application process that allows you to apply for an incentive at any time during the year.

Partnering with our customers and community

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The program is open to all our customers and provides greater access to a broader range of services offered by Melbourne Water. Our customers include landowners, councils and public land managers, school and community groups, universities and research institutions, multi-partner projects and collaborative groups.

Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways provides the opportunity to partner with Melbourne Water for projects that align with the following themes:



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Connected habitat and catchments

Works that focus on protecting waterways and biodiversity and are aligned with Melbourne Water’s strategies. 


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Integrated water management (IWM) enablers

Initiatives ranging in scale from precinct to regional that facilitate multi-partner IWM, influence industry and address existing barriers to implementation. 


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Science, innovation and technology

Research and technology that can support best practice management and improve how MW and our partners work together.


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Liveable cities

Local projects that support at least one of the following: healthy waterways, green open spaces and resilient urban landscapes, and deliver community and environmental benefits. 


Melbourne Water has a proud history of Incentives Programs which have fostered meaningful and long-lasting partnerships with our customers and community. Through Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways we will continue to work closely with our existing partners and also target new additional partnership opportunities.

Download the program guidelines

Contact us

 131 722

[email protected]

Last updated:
16 February 2021