It’s National Water Week – what’s happening in Manningham?

19 Oct 2023
Resilient Environment

Water is a valuable resource and plays a vital role in connecting us all. It is fundamental to the health and wellbeing of our community, as well as the resilience and liveability of Manningham.

National Water Week (16-22 October) celebrates water innovation and achievements supporting Australia's sustainable future.

We are undertaking various flood and stormwater management initiatives, aimed at building a more resilient and liveable Manningham and to facilitate robust planning for the future.

This includes developing a draft Integrated Water Management Strategy, which will identify opportunities to adapt to a more water constrained future. We’re also undertaking flood mapping for Manningham in partnership with Melbourne Water to better understand flood risk.

Water management is a shared responsibility. To achieve greater environmental, social, cultural and economic benefits, we’re working closely with:

  • Yarra Valley Water
  • Melbourne Water
  • government departments and agencies
  • Manningham’s Flooding and Stormwater Management Community Reference Panel, and;
  • the broader community.

Manningham Council is also a member of the Yarra Catchment Integrated Water Management Forum. The Forum provides a collaborative platform across the water industry to oversee, support and, where necessary, facilitate water’s contribution to resilience and liveability.

We can all contribute to a sustainable water future.

We encourage you to take a look Yarra Valley Water’s Target 155 voluntary water efficiency program. Target 155 encourages metropolitan Melbourne households to use water efficiently, aiming to limit water use to 155 litres per person per day.

We also welcome Yarra Valley Water’s plans to address discharge from ageing septic systems, which contribute to pollution in Mullum Mullum Creek. This will improve water quality in Mullum Mullum Creek and downstream in the Yarra River. A piped sewerage system is proposed to be constructed in a key area of Park Orchards by 2030. For more information, visit