Melbourne Water supports liveable communities and 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.

Melbourne Water proudly supports the Liveable Communities Liveable Waterways incentives program. It aims to improve our waterways’ health and enhance 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 our communities’ overall health and well-being. It aims to encourage landowners to undertake projects that improve and preserve waterway health. These projects should also enhance the overall quality of life in the region.

Melbourne Water is 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 residential and commercial landowners, schools, and community groups. They need to be committed to improving their local waterways and delivering multiple liveability benefits for the community.

Funding provided through the Liveable Communities Liveable Waterways program can be utilised for various purposes. It includes but is 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. They can positively impact their local environment while contributing to the overall liveability of Melbourne.”

Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways

“Landowners can play a crucial role in preserving and enhancing our waterways’ natural beauty and ecological balance,” said Gregor. “Their active participation in the Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways incentives program always helps.”

The application process is simple and straightforward, ensuring all eligible landowners can access the funding equally. 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. They should share our vision for a sustainable and thriving Melbourne.”

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

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