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

    Learn more

    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.


      Water Initiatives


      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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