Water and our city

Effective water management is essential for the day-to-day functioning of our city and its resilience in the face of chronic stresses and acute shocks.

Melbourne’s water outcomes rely on effective collaboration and engagement between all stakeholders, including local government. Find all the latest information and updates on integrated water management activities currently underway in metropolitan Melbourne. 

Latest water updates

Improving Stormwater Management Advisory Committee

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Melbourne Water's Healthy Waterways

Access the draft strategy

Integrated Water Management Forums

Get involved in integrated water management forums with the water sector. 


    Current reforms and impacts for councils

    Understand how current reforms impact local government stakeholders.


    Integrated Water Management and city resilience

    Why is integrated water management important to local government?


    Tools and resources

    There are a number of tools and resources available to support local government practitioners working in integrated water management planning and implementation.


    Policy, Strategy and Governance

    Understand who is responsible for current integrated water management reform. 

    Guide for local government and water sector stakeholders

    Need more information on current Integrated Water Management reforms and initiatives in Melbourne?

    Integrated Water Management Working and Alignment Group

    Partners and responsibilities

    Our Integrated Water Management Working and Alignment Group includes representatives from the City of Kingston, City of Manningham, City of Melbourne, Clearwater, Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, Melbourne Water, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Municipal Association of Victoria, Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Yarra Valley Water (representing the water retailers). 

    The group provides an avenue for increasing local government engagement in activities relating to metropolitan Melbourne’s water infrastructure systems. 

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