Melbourne's Water Future is in our hands (30.07.13)
Written on the 30 July 2013The people of Oakleigh and surrounding communities are invited to have their say on Melbourne’s Water Future at a public forum where the Victorian Government’s new plans for managing Melbourne’s water will be explained and community input sought.
Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Georgie Crozier said the consultation draft of the Melbourne’s Water Future strategy outlined a new, improved and sustainable way to managing Melbourne’s water system for a growing population and the likelihood of future droughts.“The Victorian Government is now asking local communities to have a say on the strategy’s plans for delivering more water for all of Melbourne’s future needs at more affordable prices,” Ms Crozier said.
“Melbourne’s Water Future will enhance Melbourne’s enviable reputation as one of the most livable cities in the world, and it will improve the health of our waterways by reducing the amount of pollution running into Melbourne’s creeks, rivers and Port Phillip Bay,” Ms Crozier said.“Melbourne’s Water Future will realise more water for the city to keep our parks, gardens and street trees healthy, while at the same time preserving our precious drinking water for human consumption.”
Minister for Water Peter Walsh said there were billions of litres of rainwater, stormwater and wastewater that go unused in Melbourne each year and treating and reusing this water had both environmental and economic benefits.
When: Wednesday 14 August 2013, 2-3pmPeople can register to attend by visiting www.livingvictoria.vic.gov.au