Optimising Victoria's water network

Optimising Victoria's water network

Mar 16
Minister Lisa Neville will outline the development of the state government's water policy and the framework for optimising the state's water grid to deliver better economic, social and environmental outcomes for the community


The Hon. Lisa Neville MP, Victorian Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water
Professor John Thwaites, Chairman, Melbourne Water

Event overview

The Victorian Government is currently working on a new water plan to optimise the state’s water grid and supply options. CEDA welcomes Water Minister, the Hon. Lisa Neville to outline new developments in the water policy framework to deliver better economic, social and environmental outcomes for the community.

With many of the state’s regions experiencing drought conditions and water shortages in 2015, renewed attention has been given to the state’s water infrastructure, management, efficiency and supply options, including the possibility of using the Wonthaggi Desalination Plant to augment the state’s water supply.

Join CEDA to learn more about the government’s strategic priorities in the water sector, investment opportunities and the future scenarios for the state’s urban and regional water systems.

Meet the speakers

The Hon. Lisa Neville MP
Victorian Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water

Lisa is the Minister for Environment and Climate Change in the Victorian Sate Parliament. Under the previous Labor Government, Lisa served as the Minister for Mental Health, the first in Australia, and as Minister for Community Services and Senior Victorians from 2006-2010. Lisa is determined to raise the profile of environmental issues, vital to the future of Victoria and the nation. Her work prior to being elected was in the community sector, including as Manager of the SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre in Drysdale, President of the Board of Barwon Health and Chairperson of the Barwon Network of Neighbourhood Houses. Lisa Neville was elected as the Member for Bellarine in 2002.

Professor John Thwaites
Chairman, Melbourne Water

Professor Thwaites was Deputy Premier of Victoria from 1999 to 2007. He has held various ministerial positions during his career including being the Minister for Environment, Water and Climate Change. He was appointed as Chair of Melbourne Water on 1 October, 2015.

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