The Victorian Government has announced the appointment of Chris Chesterfield as the Chief Executive Officer of the newly established Office of Living Victoria (OLV).


Currently the general manager of waterways at Melbourne Victoria, Mr Chesterfield has extensive experience in the water sector.


"Chris' experience in the water sector and working with the urban planning sector will assist in leading reform and change to the way we manage water in our urban spaces,"  State Minister for Water Peter Walsh said.


Established in response to advice from the Living Victoria Ministerial Advisory Council, the OLV will be responsible for executing the Living Victoria Implementation Plan.


 "It will also prepare a regulatory impact statement for building controls to improve the water performance of new buildings and work with the Department of Planning and Community Development to amend Victorian planning provisions to improve stormwater management," Mr Walsh said.


The Living Melbourne, Living Victoria Implementation Plan and the Victorian Government response is available