Strengthening Victoria's Foodbowl - adaptation to reduced water availability in a changing climate

Moira Shire Council

Funding: $800,000

About the project

The Moira Shire Council is the lead recipient for a consortium of Council's covering the regions of Moira, Campaspe, Swan Hill and Mildura.

The Consortium of Councils, through their "Strengthening Victoria's Foodbowl (SVF)" project, seek to take a lead role in the adaptation of communities to climate change, in particular, to capitalising on opportunities as they arise, both now and in the future.

The Strengthening Victorias Foodbowl project aims to:

  • assess the risks and implications of climate change, in particular water availability; and
  • incorporate this learning into future planning, including community wide planning.

Project benefits

The project will allow a unique opportunity for Local Government Areas to work together to incorporate Climate Change into strategic planning at both local and regional levels to strengthen the future prospects of the region.

Project completion

This project was completed in March 2012 and resulted in each of the four Councils and their regions having comprehensive vulnerability assessments, impact assessments and adaptation plans which allow them to plan for reduced water availability as a consequence of a future with less water and a changing climate.

Further information

Further information on this project may be obtained by contacting the Moira Shire Council directly on 02 5871 9222.

The Strengthening Basin Communities program is funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.