Archive for December 2019

Tackling Climate Change

VicWater has prepared a compendium of information on ways the Victorian water industry is tackling climate change. This information has been prepared for the Parliament of Victoria Environment and Planning Committee’ 2019 Inquiry into Tackling Climate Change in Victorian Communities. These case studies include: water industry collaborations, behind the meter renewable energy generation, water and…

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Planning for Amenity Health and Safety Buffers Submission

16 December 2019 Planning for amenity, health and safety buffers Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning 8 Nicholson Street East Melbourne Victoria 3002 Via email planning.systems@delwp.vic.gov.au Re: Planning for amenity, health and safety buffers – Planning Policy Framework and clause amendments Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the proposed Planning Policy Framework…

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VicWater AGM and Board elections

We were pleased to welcome VicWater Council members at our AGM on 14 November 2019 at Crown Conference Centre. Chairing the meeting, VicWater Chair Jo Plummer presented our Annual Report 2018-19 and highlighted achievements over the past year in relation to improving our governance structure, building our staff capability and refreshing our strategic future focus on important…

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A Word from the CEO

December 2019 Shortly, Melbournians will be experiencing the Government’s new water conservation campaign. While our metropolitan members prepare to disseminate messages targeting the major water-using behaviours in the home, I’ve pondered a paradox that we continuously face in providing water to our customers. That paradox relates to reliability. Consider the tap. It’s one of the…

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Insight: Executive Leadership Women in Water Program

This new executive leadership program for women in the Victorian water sector was launched by DELWP in September and had an overwhelming response from talented women across the state. We would like to congratulate the 13 women who were selected for the first intake of the program: Lisa Caldwell, Westernport Water Lara Caplygin, East Gippsland…

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WaterAble Network

Are you interested in helping to establish a network for people with disabilities and their allies in the water industry? Work is progressing through VicWater to set up WaterAble. The purpose of this network is to promote and support disability inclusion and employment in the water industry. It is also to encourage collaboration and peer…

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