Water Restrictions & Drought
On 1 April, 2007, Melbourne moved to level 3a water restrictions, which are currently still in place.
In general under 3a restrictions, 1 in 4 sports grounds, as nominated by council, can be watered. In addition, exempt playing surfaces, such as turf cricket wickets, golf tees and greens (not fairways), tennis courts, bowling greens, hockey pitches, running tracks and croquet greens can in some cases be watered.
Although necessary, these water restrictions have taken a severe toll on many of Victoria sport and active recreation facilities. Included in this section is information on:
- Victoria's new Water Allocation System for Sport, introduced in February, 2008
- Reports and Research of relevance to water restrictions and drought conditions
- Water Links - Important industry links
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