Archive for February 2021

Upcoming Forum

There are a number of public land related issues that Victorian water corporations face. VicWater is proposing a forum for property managers and persons responsible for the land portfolios in our members in April. This would be a facilitated session identifying and drawing together the big challenges that you face in managing land. From the forum…

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Emerging contaminants

VicWater is negotiating with EPA on the details of an emerging contaminant sampling initiative planned for later in 2021. DELWP has funded EPA to deliver the water industry Tier 2 Emerging Contaminant Study, which builds on the results of the 2020 VicWater Tier 1 Desktop Risk Assessment and will ensure cross-sector compliance with obligations under…

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Infrastructure Victoria 30-year strategy

During February, VicWater prepared a submission for Victoria’s Draft 30-Year Infrastructure Strategy. The submission drew on the VicWater Policy Platform to highlight opportunities leveraging the water sector’s ambition and capability, in relation to the circular economy and energy transition recommendations. Another significant focus of the submission was the Infrastructure Victoria (IV) recommendations in relation to water…

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Submission: Victoria’s Draft 30-Year Infrastructure Strategy

Infrastructure Victoria Level 33, 140 William Street Melbourne VIC 3000  Re: Victoria’s Draft 30-Year Infrastructure Strategy  Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Victoria’s Draft 30-year Infrastructure Strategy. VicWater is the peak body of the Victorian water industry with its membership comprising Victoria’s 19 statutory water corporations. They are responsible for the provision…

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How do we look?

Vision Super’s new look for 2021 We are Vision Super and we’re proud to say we’ve been helping Victoria’s with their super and retirement plans for almost 75 years. Late last year we gave our brand an uplift which you will see across our website, your secure online account, the newsletter and other areas to…

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Let’s discuss the benefits of being an inclusive employer

Dean Barnett is the Program Director of the Intelligent Water Networks (IWN). In Dean’s 30-year water industry career, he has been fortunate enough to have been involved in the building of teams through staff recruitment. Dean is one of the panel guests for the upcoming VicWater webinar: ‘Smoothing the Path for Disability Employment in the…

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Industry first evaporators help manage Romsey recycled water levels

In an Australian water industry first, Western Water has installed two new evaporators to help manage excess recycled water at the Romsey Recycled Water Plant. Unprecedented growth in the Lancefield and Romsey communities has led to a substantial increase in recycled water levels at Western Water’s Recycled Water Plant (RWP) in Romsey. The rise in…

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Working for Victoria crews weeding out threats to Plenty Gorge environment

A popular park in Melbourne’s north has now reopened to the public after recovering from bushfire damage – thanks to a helping hand from Melbourne Water’s Working for Victoria program. Crews have completed vital weeding works within Plenty Gorge Park supporting Parks Victoria’s efforts to rehabilitate the site damaged by a bushfire in December 2019.…

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