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Following the passage of the Water & Sewerage Authorities (Restructuring) Act 1983, the Geelong and District Water Board was formed by the merger of the Geelong Waterworks and Sewerage Trust and a number of smaller authorities. Some restructuring of the industry had already occurred in the previous year, when the Geelong Waterworks and Sewerage Trust accepted responsibility in July 1983 to supply water to the area previously suplied by the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission. This area included the Bellarine Peninsula and along the coast to Anglesea.
In order to ensure a smooth transition of responsibility, each merging authority ceased operation on the last day of its financial year and was amalgamated by the Board on the following day.
The Geelong Waterworks and Sewerage Trust ceased to exist on 30 June 1984 and its responsibilities were transferred to the Board on July 1, 1984.
On 1 October 1984, Anglesea, Barwon Heads, Torquay and Queenscliff Sewerage Authorities merged with the Board. The Winchelsea Waterworks Trust and the Winchelsea Sewerage Authority merged with the Board on 1 January 1985. The Bellarine Sewerage Authority closed its books on 30 September 1985 and amalgamated with the Board on 1 October 1985.
From 1995, water and sewerage for this region has been under the control of the Barwon Region Water Authority.