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World first electrical safety training simulator receives federal funding

Melbourne Water and Deakin University’s CADET Virtual Reality Training and Simulation Research Lab are set to accelerate the development of a world first electrical safety training simulator. The research project has received financial support from the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), which invests Commonwealth funds in industry-led manufacturing research and development. The collaboration will…

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Policy Update

Infrastructure Victoria has released the Victoria’s Draft 30-Year infrastructure Strategy for consultation. The draft strategy recommendations are grouped into four themes: confront long-term challenges, manage urban change, harness infrastructure for productivity and growth and develop regional Victoria. Many recommendations are relevant to water corporations, including on topics such as supply augmentation, liveability, water governance, waste…

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Are you retirement-ready?

Check out how Vision Super’s services makes it easier Retirement is the time to start enjoying the money you spent your working life accumulating, and you’ll want to be confident that your money will go the distance. There are many steps involved in preparing for retirement including deciding whether you’re ready to leave steady employment…

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Gippsland Water and Latrobe City partner on hydration goals

Gippsland Water and Latrobe City have partnered to provide easy access to free drinking water at the new Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium in Traralgon and Gippsland Regional Cricket Centre of Excellence at Ted Summerton Reserve in Moe. Gippsland Water managing director Sarah Cumming said the organisation has provided eight fountains across the two sporting…

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Yarra Valley Water appoints General Manager of Strategy and Community

Yarra Valley Water has appointed Tiffany White as its new General Manager of Strategy and Community. Ms White has been acting in the role since June 2020 and will continue to develop and drive forward the business’ 10-year strategy. Her strategic accountabilities span business planning, pricing and economic regulation, marketing and communication programs, sustainability, water…

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Gippsland Water seeking Community Input

Gippsland Water is reaching out to Moe customers affected by a precautionary boil water alert earlier this year to help decide how a $5,000 community donation might best be spent in their area.  The alert was issued in February following storm damage at the Moe water treatment plant.  Managing director Sarah Cumming said the decision…

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Major pipeline to support local growth

Gippsland Water will build a major new water main to help meet the future needs of Warragul and Drouin.  Managing director Sarah Cumming said the western ring main is the latest in a series of projects Gippsland Water is delivering to help ensure the rapidly growing region has a reliable and secure water supply. “The…

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Review of the Recycled Water Guidelines

The public consultation phase of the Review of the Recycled Water Guidelines has recently concluded. This marks a major milestone in the review which was instigated by the water industry in 2018, with an emphasis on reducing red tape associated with recycled water scheme approvals and operations. In late October, VicWater hosted two virtual ‘drop…

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Victorian Government Procurement Reforms

On November 25, VicWater hosted a forum on the Victorian Government Procurement Reforms. VicWater contacted DTF to request this forum following the correspondence from the Chair of the Victorian Government Purchasing Board to all water corporation MDs in October. As part of the reforms, all water corporations will be required to adopt 24 mandatory State…

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