Key messages

  • Victoria has a statewide coordination plan to manage blue-green algae blooms.
  • The Blue-green algae circular outlines roles and responsibilities in regard to blue-green algae response coordination in Victoria.
  • The plan is coordinated by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

Victoria has a statewide coordination plan to manage blue-green algae bloods. The blue-green algae circular outlines the roles and responsibilities of state government and local government agencies, water managers and catchment management authorities in this plan. It is updated and circulated every September .

The plan is coordinated by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). The Department of Health and Human Services provides advice on the potential health effects of algal blooms and administers the Safe Drinking Water Act 2003.

More information can be found on DELWP’s resources page , and in water quality research Australia’s management strategies for cyanobacteria (blue-green algae): a guide for water utilities .

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