When it comes to water infrastructure, it is the tale of two states.
New South Wales is going full bore at increasing storage capacity, even including pumped hydro.
In Victoria, the government has dumbed down on increasing capacity, opting for better yields by upgrading systems and supporting on farm efficiencies.
The planned pumped hydro project at Kempsey will inject up to $1 billion into NSW's post-coronavirus economy.
The last dam to be built in Victoria was Dartmouth, 40 years ago.
Since then, copious amounts of water has been tagged for the environment and, at the same time, population has surged.
Victoria's Labor government has made it very that no new dams will be built under its watch.
There are two projects that have the potential of delivering water to the environment, generating hydro power, flood mitigation and healthier rivers: increasing the capacity of Lake Buffalo and Lake William Hovell.
The Liberal and National parties have taken up the cudgel supporting the projects, as the land has been previously acquired and with appropriate funding could be deemed shovel ready.
Lake Buffalo delivers water to the Ovens River and Lake William Hovell stores flows on the King. Currently, Buffalo only stores six per cent of mean annual flows and the situation is similar with Hovell.
Most of the water flowing into both storages currently goes over the spillways or is released to supply downstream irrigators and environmental water commitments to the MDBA.
This creates an ever-present flood risk, particularly in Wangaratta, and high flows wreak havoc to river banks.
When these waters reach the Murray, they encounter the restrictions of the Barmah Choke.
By taking water across to the Broken River, environmental flows in particular could reach the Murray via the Goulburn River downstream of the choke. The proposal is that all increased storage could be tagged solely for the environment.
It is obvious that post-coronavirus stimulus will be urgently needed.
It is fine to replace railway crossings and build tunnels in Melbourne, however employment in rural Victoria will need a boost.