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The Victorian Government has released the Water Bill Exposure Draft to give Victorians the chance to provide feedback on proposed changes to the state’s water laws.

The draft proposes to bring the Water Act 1989 and Water Industry Act 1994 into a single, streamlined Water Act that reflects contemporary practice in water management and government policy.

You can find a copy of the draft, an explanatory guide and other information here or by calling the Office of Living Victoria on (03) 9027 4500.

Forums to discuss the draft will be held in Melbourne and regional Victoria in later January and early February. Dates, times and locations for these forums can be found here. Register your attendance at a forum by emailing waterlaw.review@olv.vic.gov.au or by calling (03) 9027 4500.

Public submissions are invited on the draft Submissions can be made before 5pm on Friday 14 February by post or email to – Water Law Review, Office of Living Victoria, PO Box 500, East Melbourne VIC 3002 or waterlaw.review@olv.vic.gov.au.