Posts by Fee Boucher

Wannon Water prepares for $40 million-plus upgrade to Warrnambool Sewage Plant

Wannon Water is about to embark on their largest ever infrastructure project – a $40 million-plus upgrade of the Warrnambool Sewage Treatment Plant. In parallel with this project, Wannon Water will be developing a new Effluent Management Strategy for the plant. The strategy aims to identify alternatives for the disposal of wastewater from the plant…

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New standard set for flushable wipes

WSAA welcomes the release of the final standard, DR AS/NZS 5328:2022 Flushable Products, by Standards Australia. ‘It is exciting to see the release of this Australian and New Zealand Standard which has been many years in the making. One of the first of its kind internationally, it is the result of ground-breaking collaboration between manufacturers,…

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VicWater welcomes our newly appointed Board

On Monday 23 May 2022, VicWater welcomed our new Board members Russell Anderson, Nicola Hepenstall, David Middleton, Victor Perton, Charmaine Quick and Therese Tierney, who join continuing directors Naomi Cleary and Andrew Jeffers. We also say a fond farewell to outgoing Board members Gabrielle Bell, Robyn McLeod, Steve McKenzie and Jo Plummer. Thank you for…

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Liv Garfield, keynote at the VicWater Annual Conference Dinner

VicWater and WSAA present Liv Garfield, CEO, Severn Trent Water UK as the keynote speaker for the VicWater Annual Conference dinner at The Langham Melbourne on 8 June 2022. Severn Water is one of Britain’s largest water companies, providing about two billion litres of fresh, clean drinking water to over eight million people across the…

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Project Officer Environmental Water

North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) are currently seeking an enthusiastic and skilled professional to join our Water for the Environment team. The North Central CMA protects and enhances the integrity of our catchments, by working in partnership with communities to deliver enduring natural resource management outcomes. The Project Officer will undertake the planning, delivering,…

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Water Sector Carbon Emission Steering Committee site visit

This week, VicWater Policy and Regulation Manager, David Sheehan, along with members of the Water Sector Carbon Emission Reduction Steering Committee and Project Manager, Ivana Gillard from Innovation Delivery Partners, visited three carbon sequestration sites near Charlton, Victoria. Vanessa Oxley from CO2 Australia explained the history of the sites and their valuable role in capturing…

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Cost of Compliance Project status update

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 interpretation and results. Given…

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Cost of Compliance Project status 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 collected compliance cost data. Find out more View…

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Implementation of EPA Revised Guideline for Water Recycling status update

After consulting with DELWP and EPA, we are planning workshops per below and will shortly be confirming dates with our member representatives: Workshop on draft Health and Environment Management Plan (HEMP) guidance document – early April 2022 Workshop on draft User Site Management Plan (USMP) guidance document – early May 2022 Workshop on draft auditing…

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Cost of Compliance Project status 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 used in the collation. The project is on…

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