DELWP

Declared Catchments

DELWP has circulated a summary of key findings of the review of Special Water Supply Catchment Areas (SWSCA). VicWater has advised DELWP on their approach to the review, to reduce the burden of consultation on water corporations. VicWater will continue to communicate updates to the water industry reference group as nominated by MDs during 2019.

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Hackathon

On Wednesday, 17 June AWA Victoria will be kicking off a Bushfire Recovery Challenges hackathon and we encourage you to get involved to contribute to solutions whilst learning from experts in the field. During the session, there will be presentations on six challenge statements, developed with local water authorities, CMAs, local government, DELWP, Aboriginal &…

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2021 Water Industry Asset Revaluation

VicWater has appointed Roy Farthing to update the 2015 Asset Valuation Methodology and Guidance for the 2021 valuation. The Water Industry Asset Revaluation Working Group, which includes water corporations, VAGO, DTF, VGA and DELWP is overseeing the consultancy. A draft update was circulated to all not-for profit members on 5 May and will be finalised…

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Onsite waste water systems and sewer connection powers

VicWater attended a meeting of DELWP Onsite Domestic Wastewater Steering Committee 29 April. The meeting included discussion on policy options to augment powers to connect properties to sewer services which were circulated to water corporations in February.

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Recreational access to potable water storages

During April, DELWP appointed GHD to undertake a ‘State-wide assessment of cost and time for providing on-water access at Victoria’s water storages’. VicWater and the water industry Recreational Access Working Group has provided significant input to the project scope, which aims to transparently evaluate cost impacts, lead time and other factors associated with facilitating safe…

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Onsite waste water systems and sewer connection powers

In February 2020 VicWater circulated a proposed water industry position on policy options to augment powers to connect properties to sewer services were circulated to water corporations. The DELWP ‘Onsite Domestic Wastewater Management Steering Committee’ developed these policy options in response to a VAGO Performance Audit in 2018.

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Recreational access to potable water storages

VicWater met with DELWP and the GHD project team 27 March for a progress meeting of the project to develop a state-wide inventory of water storages, and identify cost and timing implications of providing recreational access at currently closed storages, on a transparent per-storage basis.

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2021 Water Industry Asset Revaluation

VicWater is coordinating an expert consultancy to update the 2015 asset valuation methodology and guidance in preparation for the 2021 valuation. The cost of this paid project will be shared among rural and regional urban water corporations. The consultancy will be overseen by the Asset Valuation Working group which was formed by Finance Issues Steering…

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