The Central Region Sustainable Water Strategy, developed and implemented under the Bracks government, was a landmark document pivotal in securing environmental flows for rivers like the Moorabool River.

Legislation requires the strategy be reviewed every 10 years. The current review is underway and a draft report has been released. It can be found here;

There were public meetings scheduled through August and the two most relevant to the Moorabool River are the following:

Tuesday 7 August 2018 03:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Mechanics Institute Ballarat, 117 Sturt St, Ballarat

Tuesday 14 August 2018 03:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Geelong Wurdi Youang Room North Level 5, in the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, 51 Malop St, Geelong


The final day for submissions was the 27th August 2018.

The original strategy chapters can be accessed by clicking on the links below;


Chapter 4 is the most directly addressing the Moorabool River in the original.


Submission from People for A Living Moorabool


Update 25th October 2018

The review is now available at;

Central Region SWS review (PDF, 3.7 MB)

Central Region SWS Feedback synthesis report with responses (PDF, 387.0 KB)

It appears the Moorabool River was the most highly represented river within the Central Region so well done to all those involved in keeping the plight of this river in front of government.