For over 25 years, Melbourne Water has supported our customers and the community to undertake a range of activities that have helped us improve the health of our waterways and deliver our vision to enhance life and liveability.
Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways has a strong focus on innovation, liveability and collaboration across all areas of water management.
Our incentives program Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways, brings together several successful Melbourne Water grant programs into a streamlined and flexible application process that allows you to apply for an incentive at any time during the year. The application process makes it easier to partner with Melbourne Water on projects and initiatives that contribute to enhancing the life and liveability of Melbourne.
All activities that were eligible under previous grant programs are still eligible under Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways. There are no changes to the amount of funding available, and customers can still apply at any time of the year. Funding for our program is primarily sourced from your Waterways & Drainage Charge.
Current grants programs available
Councils, public land managers, school and community groups, universities and research institutions, multi-partner projects and collaborative groups can apply for funding through the Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways Program.
Find land for your project idea
Want to turn our land into active community spaces for everyone to enjoy? Our Space. Your Place lets you search Melbourne Water sites for an appropriate space for your community concept.
For more information, go to Use our land.