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Have you considered being on a Victorian Water or Catchment Board?

The Victorian Government is committed to increasing diversity in water sector leadership.
With the terms of 71 existing water corporation directors, including 13 chairpersons and 44 existing catchment management authority directors, including 4 chairpersons expiring on 30 September 2019, the Minister for Water, the Hon Lisa Neville MP, is inviting expressions of interest in these positions.

Applications are encouraged from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you have experience in one or more of the following areas, consider contributing your skills on a catchment management authority board:

  • Land management
  • Water resources management and the water industry
  • Waterway management
  • Environment or natural resources management
  • Primary industry
  • Strategic or business planning
  • Financial management
  • Community engagement
  • Public administration and governance

Applications close Monday, 1 April 2019.

Applicants are required to apply online via the Get on Board website – getonboard.vic.gov.au (search under vacancies). Here you will find further information regarding the recruitment process, the positions and information on the Victorian water sector.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and will provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process, please contact the department on the details below.

Applicants with further enquiries or those with difficulties in accessing the documents should contact the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on 03 9637 8218 or mailto: water.governance@delwp.vic.gov.au


Information regarding the Upper Barwon River and Boundary Creek low pH event June/July 2018

pH levels improving in the upper Barwon River- 17th August 2018

Community members and landholders along Boundary Creek and the Barwon River near Birregurra are advised that pH levels in the upper Barwon River are improving.

Monitoring further downstream at Winchelsea showed that pH is within the normal range for the Barwon River. Low pH levels continue in Boundary Creek.

The source of the low pH water in Boundary Creek is likely to be acid sulphate soils in Big Swamp that have previously dried out and then been soaked by heavy rainfall, flushing low pH water into Boundary Creek.

To find out more read the full media release below:

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