The population in the Sunbury region is expected to double in the next 20 years.
This growth, combined with the effects of a changing climate, will impact available water sources as well as our local waterways and produce excess volumes of wastewater and stormwater. Western Water is working with Melbourne Water, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)and Hume City Council to explore future integrated water solutions for Sunbury.
Find out more about Integrated Water Management at Western Water.
Community input on Sunbury's water future
On 29 June 2019, the Sunbury’s Water Future community panel delivered its recommendations to Western Water and Melbourne Water on which water management solutions are best for the community and the environment.
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The report is a result of extensive engagement with the community in and around Sunbury.
You can view Western Water and Melbourne Water's response to the panel's recommendations.
About the panel
The community panel was selected through an independent recruitment campaign where thousands of customers were invited to participate via mail or email. The final panel of around 30 local residents was selected to be representative of Sunbury and nearby towns, and to reflect the region’s demographics.
The panel met five times over May and June 2019 to fully understand the water management challenges facing the region and explore the range of integrated water management solutions that might be considered. They also had access to the findings from wider engagement activities including an online survey with close to 300 customers and feedback from a range of community meetings and discussions.
The panel’s Background Report and the Wider Engagement Report are available on the Sunbury’s Water Future webpage.
Western Water and Melbourne Water will use the panel’s recommendations to the greatest extent possible as they develop a detailed Integrated Water Management Plan for Sunbury over the next few years.
If you would like to comment on the Sunbury’s Water Future community panel's recommendations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.