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A Minister for Water Resources was appointed in January 1992 and inherited responsibility for the water supply and resources and ground water resources responsibilities of the Minister for Conservation and Environment (VRG 94).
In October 1992, following the general election, the separate Water Resources portfolio was abolished and its functions transferred to the Minister for Natural Resources within the Conservation and Environment portfolio (VRG 94).
The water functions encompass responsibility for water supply and resources including groundwater resources, Melbourne Water (VA 1007), the Rural Water Corporation and other water authorities. Further research is required to fully describe these functions.
Activities associated with these functions include:
the provision of water and water related services for irrigation, domestic and stock uses and for commercial, industrial, recreational and environmental purposes within rural Victoria and the Melbourne Metropolitan area
the development of public education programmes to encourage the more efficient management and use of the State's water resources
supervision and co-ordination of the various local water and sewerage authorities
the design, construction and maintenance of installations and facilities necessary for the provision of water, sewerage and irrigation services.
See also VRG 33 Water and Sewerage Authorities.
Minister for Water Resources January 1992 - October 1992.
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