Warm season grasses such as Couch, Buffalo and Kikuyu require less water and are well suited to Melbourne's harsh summer weather - surviving and often thriving, on sporadic summer rainfall.
DELWP manages Victoria's water resources in partnership with a network of government agencies and water authorities. \We manage groundwater, catchments and waterways, infrastructure, water saving and re-use projects, flood management, governance and water legislation. Our expertise ranges from river hydrology and environmental science to water engineering, planning and specialist industry technologies.
Water restrictions are managed by Victoria's urban water corporations and are applied across Victoria based on the Uniform Drought Water Restriction Guidelines.