Delivering for Victorian Irrigators
The VFF Water Council advocates for members on water issues, advises the VFF Policy Council on water policy, and represents Victoria in the water policy debate at a national level within bodies such as the National Farmers Federation (NFF).
The VFF Water Council’s main objective is to protect the interests of water users in Victoria in achieving efficient, equitable and profitable water use. The Water Council provides an objective analysis of the water issues and policies as well as formulating strategic policies and decisions at both the State and Federal levels.
Find out what the VFF is doing on your behalf across the key issues that are important to you.
Murray Darling Basin
VFF public announcements on current issues. View all media releases →
Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is calling on the Commonwealth Government to provide certainty on how it intends to…
VFF responses to government on current issues. View all submissions →
The VFF is concerned there remain historic issues in the Northern Basin around water management, compliance, floodplain harvesting…
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) welcomes the opportunity to provide comment to the Independent Assessment of Social and…
VFF Water Council
The VFF Water Council is made up of ten elected members that represent ten regions across Victoria with a Chair appointed by the VFF Policy Council. The current members as of April 2021 are:
⇛ Chair: Andrew Leahy
⇛ Central: Kain Richardson
⇛ Central North : Richard Anderson
⇛ Wimmera Mallee: Graham Nesbit
⇛ South West: Bruce Vallance
⇛ South West: Peter Delahunty
⇛ Sunraysia: Peter Middleton
⇛ North West Region: Garner Smith
⇛ North East: James Neary
⇛ Northern: Vacant
⇛ Gippsland: Meg Parkinson
⇛ East Gippsland: Neil Gannon