A word from the CEO – August 2023

Since late last year the VicWater Board and team have been working on our new five year strategic plan, and I’m very pleased to report that last month it was unanimously endorsed by our members.

Our ‘Better Together’ Strategic Plan 2023-2028 provides clarity on our strategic focus and boundaries, identifies opportunities to create value and have impact, details the initiatives we will undertake and explains how we will measure and report outcomes.

The plan outlines the four strategic priorities that we will focus on over the next five years:

  • Advocate to influence the regulatory environment
  • Facilitate sector collaboration
  • Advance member capability and performance
  • Promote Victoria’s water sector

Our activities within each of these priority areas will help to ensure we are meeting our purpose: “VicWater unites the Victorian water sector to deliver better outcomes for customers, community and the environment.”

In developing our new plan we undertook extensive engagement with our members and stakeholders to understand their needs and expectations, and I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to contribute their views.

A reminder that our Annual Conference is coming up on 13-14 September. With all the focus on inflation, interest rates and cost of living, this year our theme is ‘Navigating the Waters: Adapting to Economic Challenges in the Water Sector’. Our day one keynote speaker is well-known economist and media commentator Nicki Hutley. Registrations are now open – see item below.