The Victorian Government has released the Draft Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy(draft Strategy) for an eight-week consultation period from 25 October 2017 through to 20 December 2017.

In October 2016, the Victorian Government released its strategic plan for water management in Victoria – Water for Victoria. The plan commits to developing a Victorian rural drainage strategy through an open and consultative process.

Regional forums and workshops will be held in November to provide an opportunity for the community and stakeholders to contribute to the development of a final Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy.

For more information, to download a copy of the draft Strategy, and find to how to have your say, please visit, or contact the project team directly via email at