Yarra Valley Water - yvw.com.au

Yarra Valley Water provides essential water and sanitation services to more than 1.8 million people, which is approximately 30% of Victoria’s population. Our service area covers most of Melbourne’s northern and eastern suburbs, from Wallan in the north to Warburton in the east.

We know that keeping on top of utility bills remains a challenge for many Victorians, and that there are significant variations in socio-economic advantage and disadvantage within our service area – we have four of the five highest ranking and five of the nine lowest ranking Melbourne councils based on the Index of Relative socio-economic disadvantage (SEIFA).  As well as ensuring we deliver our services as efficiently as possible to reduce the pressure on household budgets, we make sure our services are inclusive and look after the most financially vulnerable members of our society. A fundamental part of this is our long history of collaboration with others to tackle the root causes of socio-economic disadvantage. We are thrilled to be convening the Thriving Communities Partnership to take collective action on inequality, disadvantage and exclusion.