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Regional Drought Resilience Planning program

The Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program will deliver nine Regional Drought Resilience Plans across Victoria in partnership with local councils and regional stakeholders. Each Plan will identify the actions needed to improve regional drought resilience, and how they could be implemented.

A pilot year of the program was completed in 2021-2022 and successfully developed Plans for three regions in Victoria. The regions, defined by the Regional Partnerships, are Wimmera Southern Mallee, Gippsland and Goulburn. These plans are due to be published in mid-2023.

There are six remaining regions of Victoria that are currently working to develop a Plan through place-based engagement and consultation.  As each region’s Plan of themes and actions is drafted, it will be opened for public consultation on EngageVic.  EngageVic is a Victorian Government platform that allows us to collect feedback and input on the draft themes, outcomes, and actions of the plan in an open and transparent manner. We encourage all members from the Barwon and Great South Coast communities to contribute and ask you to please share this opportunity with your networks.

Public consultation will be open from 18 April to 15 May. While visiting EngageVic, we encourage all interested parties to “follow” the Regional Drought Resilience page for updates.

  • Central Highlands -open 13 April – 12 May 2023 – go to EngageVic for more information
  • Barwon – open 13 April – 12 May 2023 – go to EngageVic for more information
  • Great South Coast – open 13 April – 12 May 2023 – go to EngageVic for more information
  • Mallee – to open Spring 2023
  • Loddon Campaspe – to open Spring 2023
  • Ovens Murray – to open Spring 2023

To get involved visit –

A Program Facilitator is embedded in each of these regions to ensure that the Plans are informed, driven and owned by the community. For further information, or to contact your local Program Facilitator, email

Following the development of Regional Drought Resilience Plans across Victoria, Agriculture Victoria will continue to work with local councils and regional stakeholders to implement priority actions identified in the Plans.

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