Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is tasked with creating liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities that support jobs and growth in Victoria.

DELWP recognises the link between the built and natural environment in the quality of our lives, and works to accommodate population growth while maintaining world class liveability and protecting our heritage for future generations.



Melbourne Water

Melbourne Water is owned by the Victorian Government and works in partnership with others to manage the urban water cycle in Melbourne. This includes managing water supply catchments, treating and supplying drinking and recycled water, removing and treating most of Melbourne’s sewage, and managing waterways and major drainage systems across the metro area and beyond.

Melbourne Water’s education program focuses on their responsibilities within the urban water cycle. The program aims to enable young people to better understand water use issues and how to make a positive change.