Water use and catchment areas

Council doesn't manage water supply and waterways.

This is the responsibility of the local water corporations and catchment management authorities.

Use this interactive map to locate a local water corporation or catchment management authority.

Greater Western Water

Greater Western Water (GWW) services the areas of Lancefield, Romsey, Riddells Creek, Gisborne, Clarkefield, Macedon, Bullengarook, Woodend within the Macedon Ranges Shire.

Catchment Management Authorities

A catchment is an area where water is collected by natural landscape features such as rivers, creeks, lakes and dams. Catchments also include man-made features such as groundwater, stormwater, wastewater and water-related infrastructure.

We rely on our catchments for clean drinking water, recreation, water for livestock, irrigation, and industry. It is the role of Catchment Management Authorities to ensure that human activities do not harm the environment our drinking water comes from.

Our shire is almost evenly divided between the Maribyrnong River catchment and the Campaspe/Coliban River catchments. A small area also falls within the Goulburn River Catchment.

Permanent water saving rules / Water restrictions