Release of Victoria's draft water bill

Release of Victoria's draft water bill

24.01.2014 - Posted by Mark Stacey
The Victorian Government has now launched the public consultation phase of their Water Bill review. The recently released Water Bill Exposure Draft proposes to consolidate the Water Act 1989 and Water Industry Act 1994 into a single, streamlined Water Act. This new Water Act will reflect contemporary practice in water management and government policy and is intended to be introduced to Parliament in 2014, to commence on 1 January 2016.

The public consultation involves a series of public forums across Victoria from 29 January to 7 February 2014. Public submissions will be accepted until 5pm on Friday 14 February 2014. Those interested in participating will find a copy of the Water Bill Exposure Draft, an Explanatory Guide and other supporting information at Living Victoria.     

Image from the Victorian Environmental Water Holder