Posts by Lauren Vines

Consolidated billing made easy

Aptumo makes life easier for Australian water utilities and their customers with consolidated billing   For most of us, receiving just one water bill is enough. As long as it’s accurate, easy to understand, and doesn’t contain any unexpected charges, we’re generally happy. But what if your livelihood involves managing the upkeep of multiple properties?…

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Russia’s cyber war: and its effect on Australia

Over the past few weeks, we’ve taken a number of steps to increase our cyber readiness as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. There have been warnings from authoritative sources that cyber-attacks may be part of this conflict and, due in part to Australia placing sanctions on Russia, authorities believe Australia may be a…

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Disability not stopping Donald from achieving goals

Goulburn-Murray Water’s (GMW) Donald Hughan is among 4.5 per cent of employees across the Victorian water industry who identify as having a disability. And Donald wants that figure to increase. The 34-year-old Rochester man has worked his way up the GMW ladder to become the newly appointed Corporate Risk Coordinator. A career he would have…

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A word from the Interim CEO

The past month has seen the Victorian Government change its approach to managing COVID, with the removal of many of the restrictions and directions that have been in place for much of the past two years. While this has been generally welcomed in the community, it has placed the onus back on employers to determine…

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May Policy Update

Cost of compliance project Since the last update, the majority of data collection templates have been submitted, and a second industry workshop is being held on Monday 2 May 2022, which will discuss the preliminary findings, and work through and resolve any potential variations in the data that has been submitted to ensure consistency in…

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The Great Water Debate: Minimising Price vs Maximising Value

The Annual Conference is less than 6 weeks away. Make sure you’ve registered to attend to see this feature in our program: The Great Water Debate: Minimising Price vs Maximising Value This session will provide a rigorous and thought-provoking discussion, as we come together to debate the idea of minimising price versus maximizing value. Our…

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Coming out the other side of COVID

Join us to hear from legal expert Rick Catanzariti, Partner at DLA Piper to discuss what the current requirements are for vaccine mandates in the water industry. Find our the following: What is the current position on vaccination requirements in the workplace Can employees who were working from home be directed to attend the office?…

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A word from the Interim CEO

As I take on the Interim CEO role at VicWater, I am the first to say that Pete Morison is a very hard act to follow! Over the past three years, I have been privileged to work closely with Pete on many initiatives to improve the way that VicWater operates and the value we deliver…

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Annual Conference – the countdown is on!

The VicWater Annual Conference has been rescheduled twice, but we are so excited to be in the final lead up to this highly anticipated event. This two-day conference is attended by all 18 Victorian Water Corporations and is aimed at non-executive directors, chairs and senior executive management. Tickets are still available for both in-person and…

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April Policy Update

Cost of compliance project Since the last update, a data collection template has been prepared and supplied to participating water corporations.  The completed templates are due to be submitted to the consultants by COB Friday 1 April 2022. In addition to the templates, four specific case studies are also being prepared, which will complement the…

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