Posts by Collette Beck

Safety Alert: Crane boom almost contacts high voltage powerline

  Date of incident: 22/11/2021 Description: A Franna crane was used to transport an aerator from one lagoon to another, when it came very close to contacting an overhead high voltage powerline. Contributing Factors: Spotter not directly spotting Synthetic sling too long for task required Crane boom too high and extended for travelling task under…

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A Word from the CEO

In my last update to you as CEO, I write to you with gratitude and optimism.  Reflecting on the time I have been in this role, I am immensely proud of what our industry has produced. Here is a sample of the great things achieved over the last few years: Creation of the industry’s policy platform…

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March Policy Update

Cost of compliance project Since the last update, the consultants (Inxure Strategy Group, supported by Frontier Economics), have held a series of interviews and a workshop with members to develop the method for collecting information and priority compliance costs.  The Project Control Group has assisted with the refinement of the compliance categories, which will be…

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How Aptumo is supporting customers experiencing family violence

Family violence is a major issue in Australia. While our community struggles to improve the situation it’s also a very personal issue that can be difficult to talk about by those affected. Reaching out for help to escape the situation takes an enormous amount of courage; surely the process of putting a life back together…

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Greater Western Water’s stormwater project benefits Melbourne Ballpark

The grass is greener at Melbourne Ballpark with Greater Western Water’s water-saving stormwater project Up to 10 million litres of drinking water will be saved each year with an innovative stormwater harvesting project at Melbourne Ballpark, home to the State Baseball Softball Centre. The $328,000 project was led by Greater Western Water with support from…

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Message from Vision Super CEO, Stephen Rowe

We all breathed a sigh of relief at the end of 2020, anticipating that 2021 would bring some relief from the pandemic and a new start! While it may not have seemed that way while those in Melbourne and Sydney were living through lockdowns and Covid restrictions, the year did bring the rollout of safe…

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VicWater Board – Call for Nominations

VicWater invites all water corporation chairs, directors and managing directors to consider nominating for election to the Board. Over the past few years, VicWater has made transformational changes to give effect to our primary purpose as the leading advocate for Victorian water businesses. Joining the Board is an opportunity to help drive an agenda of…

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Victorian Government launches Yarra Strategic Plan

VicWater is pleased to see the Victorian Government launch the Yarra Strategic Plan – Burndap Birrarung burndap umarkoo. In partnership with Traditional Owners, the Bunurong and Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung, the plan aims to protect the Yarra River, Birrarung, into the future and encompasses a 50-year community vision. The Birrarung Council, established in 2018 and consisting of…

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VicWater Leadership Update

Dear Members, It is with mixed emotions the VicWater board advises you that Peter Morison has been successful in securing a newly created role of Manager, Integrated Water & Catchments Management at Melbourne Water. Peter commenced with VicWater in May 2019 and has made many significant positive impacts during his almost three-year tenure. Peter has…

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February Policy Update

Guidance material to support implement of General Environment Duty under the EP Act We are still waiting to receive feedback from the EPA on the approach to GED proposed in draft flow charts.  We are hopeful that we will receive this feedback prior to the end of February 2022. Once the feedback has been received,…

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