Archive for August 2021

Goulburn Murray Water Cohuna and Koondrook Fishways making progress

The Goulburn Murray Water (GMW) Cohuna and Koondrook Fishways Project is making great progress with the in-waterway works completed before the irrigation season begins. The weir nearby stops fish from swimming upstream, so the works just completed will prevent this from happening, resulting in the Gunbower Creek enjoying an influx of native fish. GMW, in…

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Managing Director Peter Quigley says farewell after record capital program

After six years as Westernport Water’s Managing Director, Peter Quigley will leave on Tuesday 31 August 2021 confident that customers will continue to receive high quality products and services after delivering a record capital works program this year. Peter joined Westernport Water in 2015 with over 25 years of senior management experience in the public…

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Your super’s superpower

How making small changes now to your superannuation contributions can make a large difference later.   The ‘super’ power of compounding You may have heard of compounding, but what is it exactly and how does it impact your super balance? Compounding is one of the keys to successful saving – it’s returns on returns, or…

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Yarra Valley Water invests in Iota designed low-pressure sewer

When the Yarra Valley Water Community Sewerage Program sought to address ageing sewerage infrastructure, a smart pressure sewer was a leading alternative to a traditional gravity sewer. Septic tanks, some 4,000 across the Dandenong Ranges, often leak untreated or poorly treated wastewater into the environment. Iota’s smart low pressure sewer design will support Yarra Valley…

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Change to Operator Registration Framework

The National Drinking Water Operator Certification Framework was originally developed in 2012, and Certification was the adopted name as it most accurately reflected the agreed need of the water industry at the time. Over time, there has been growing confusion over the term as it relates to national Vocational Education and Training terminology where many individuals…

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A new billing system is making a splash in the Australian water sector

*Sponsored content Aptumo, the cloud-based water customer billing solution powered by Echo Managed Services in the UK, is making positive in-roads into the Australian water sector. Coliban Water has successfully transitioned its billing and customer support software to Aptumo to benefit its customers, and North East Water has also chosen Aptumo to support its team to deliver…

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VicWater welcomes Hon. Lisa Neville’s return to work

VicWater was pleased to receive a statement from the Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, sharing news of the Hon. Lisa Neville’s return to work after a significant period of absence due to illness. Lisa will resume her ministerial duties from today, with an altered portfolio to accommodate her recovery from Crohn’s Disease. She will continue in…

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David Sheehan joins VicWater on Secondment

VicWater is pleased to announce David Sheehan has accepted a part-time secondment as Policy and Regulation Manager, commencing Monday 6 September. David is a nationally-recognised specialist with many years of experience in the management of water quality and regulations. David’s involvement in the Victorian water industry will provide a strong foundation for his work at…

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Experienced Business Manager seeking secondment

Highly motivated and experienced Business Manager with more than 10 years of experience in the public sector. Bringing a blend of financial knowledge, leadership and people skills along with strong communication and negotiation skills. A forward thinker and strategic planner who is able to juggle several projects simultaneously without compromising quality or timeliness. Leads by…

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Smart rainwater technology to enhance platypus habitat

South East Water and Melbourne Water are collaborating with the University of Melbourne and Yarra Ranges Council on a project that harnesses smart rainwater tanks and urban lakes to provide water to platypus habitat at a critical time – the lead up to the breeding season. Healthy habitat for breeding is particularly important for the…

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