Monday 5 October 2020

The Victorian Government is investing in water projects to make our town more liveable, our urban waterways healthier and help our local parks and gardens use more recycled water and storm water.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced $129,722 for wastewater treatment in Euroa.

This funding will go towards creating the concept, functional and detailed design of infrastructure to supply treated wastewater to open spaces in Euroa.

A comprehensive plan will be made for Euroa, that will help guide future investment in this area.

This project will be delivered in partnership with Strathbogie Shire Council, Euroa Secondary College, St Johns & Euroa Primary Schools, Euroa Arboretum, Euroa Collection Sporting Committees of Mgmt., GVW and Goulburn Broken CMA.

The Government has invested in $23.4 million towards 108 integrated water management projects since 2018, helping communities across Victoria in the face of changing climate by securing water supplies through recycling and stormwater use, and improving the health and quality of our urban waterways.

Integrated Water Management forums have been established across Victoria bringing together local governments, water agencies, Traditional Owners and local communities to deliver innovative water projects that help to combat the impacts of climate change and ease the burden on our drinking water supplies.

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“This feasibility study is a great opportunity to invest in better water infrastructure for our local community and help build Euroa’s resilience in a changing climate.

“Improving our local facilities is vital for our growing community, ensuring we have the right facilities for our community to enjoy.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Water Lisa Neville

“Investing in the use of alternative water, including stormwater and recycled water is essential to the liveability of our communities and the health of the environment.”

 “We are investing in a bright and healthy future for all Victorians with increased water security and a healthy environment.”