Archive for September 2021

Meet IWN’s new Assistant Program Director

Elisa Bourke has joined the team at Intelligent Water Networks (IWN) as Assistant Program Director. She brings a wealth of experience in leadership and knowledge management, and she is passionate about equality and accessibility. Here’s a quick Q&A to help you get to know her. Let’s start with the personal. Tell us a bit about…

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Implementation of EPA Revised Guideline for Water Recycling status update

Consultants have been appointed to deliver the guidance material, and a supporting Working Group, which has both central agency (DEWLP, DH, Ag Vic) and water corporation representation, has been formed. The form and content of a series of stakeholder workshops to support the development of each guidance document is being shaped up, with the expectation…

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October Policy Update

Guidance material to support implement of General Environment Duty under the EP Act  A consultant has been appointed, and they are well advanced in preparing a draft set of guidance material.  They have received a range of valuable advice and suggestions from the water corporations on the Working Group that has been formed to support…

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Implementation of General Environment Duty under the Act status update

A consultant has been appointed and they are well advanced in preparing a draft set of guidance material. They have received a range of valuable advice and suggestions from the water corporations on the Working Group that has been formed to support this project. Once the draft guidance material is finalised, EPA will be consulted…

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Cost of Compliance Project status update

An initial project plan/proposal was signed off in April 2021. Progress was delayed, partly with respect to the departure of VicWater’s Policy and Regulation Manager James Cleaver. Now that the role has been filled with David Sheehan, a more detailed concept will be put together for the consideration of members. It is anticipated that this…

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Planning Codes for Sustainable Animal Industries status update

On Wednesday 22 September 2021, DJPR project manager met with representatives from most of the state’s water corporations and VicWater to run them through the draft Planning Codes and take initial feedback of the drafts. Industry representatives have been provided with access to the draft Codes, and DJPR is seeking feedback by 20 October 2021.…

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Aptumo: the water billing solution with a global heritage

The Aptumo water billing solution may be a relatively new player in the Australian market, but it has a pedigree that some of the more familiar names on the scene would envy. “Aptumo is a fresh face on the Australian water scene but it is definitely not new to the water industry” says Richard Harris,…

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Senior Project Manager – Election Commitments

Corangamite CMA are looking to second someone with strong project management and engagement skills to manage our high profile, Australian Government Election Commitment projects. The role will be responsible for delivery of the following projects: $1.5M Bellarine and Great Ocean Road Dunecare Program, including management of contracted Dunecare secondary school program; and Coastal Management Grants…

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Llewellyn Prain wins Emerging Leader Award at Victorian Disability Awards

Llewellyn Prain, Director at Greater Western Water, was recently recognised at the Victorian Disability Awards for the Emerging Leader Award.  This award recognises an outstanding individual as an emerging leader who has made a significant contribution to improving outcomes for people with disability, by raising awareness and influencing others to shift community attitudes, creating cultural…

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Golden milestone for ETP solar farm project

Construction of Melbourne Water’s solar farm at the Eastern Treatment Plant (ETP) has hit a major milestone this week with the installation of the project’s first row of panels, known as the ‘golden row’.   The first row of solar panels has been installed on the Eastern Treatment Plant solar farm project – and it’s…

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