Policy

June Policy Update

Streamline Compliance Asset Management Accountability Forum VicWater hosted a forum with Water Services Association of Australia (WSSA) and Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) on 11 May 2021 to discuss compliance with the DTF Asset Management Accountability Framework. The forum included industry case studies and discussions with DTF clarifying many aspects of the guidelines and attestation…

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May Policy Update

Streamline Compliance Asset Management Accountability Forum VicWater will host a forum with WSAA and DTF on 11 May 2021 to discuss compliance with the DTF Asset Management Accountability Framework. There will be industry case studies from Melbourne Water, South East Water and Coliban Water, and discussions with DTF on minimising the regulatory burden. If you’d like…

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April Policy Update

Streamline Compliance Asset Management Accountability Forum VicWater will host a forum with WSAA and DTF on 11 May 2021 to discuss compliance with the DTF Asset Management Accountability Framework. There will be water industry case studies and discussions with DTF on minimising the regulatory burden. If you’d like to attend, please contact James Cleaver. State…

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Upcoming Forum

There are a number of public land related issues that Victorian water corporations face. VicWater is proposing a forum for property managers and persons responsible for the land portfolios in our members in April. This would be a facilitated session identifying and drawing together the big challenges that you face in managing land. From the forum…

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Infrastructure Victoria 30-year strategy

During February, VicWater prepared a submission for Victoria’s Draft 30-Year Infrastructure Strategy. The submission drew on the VicWater Policy Platform to highlight opportunities leveraging the water sector’s ambition and capability, in relation to the circular economy and energy transition recommendations. Another significant focus of the submission was the Infrastructure Victoria (IV) recommendations in relation to water…

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National Performance Reporting Framework Workshops

As part of the National Performance Reporting (NPR) indicator review currently underway the review team has scheduled a series of workshops focusing on existing indicators and the NPR audit framework. The full engagement process is outlined on the review website (https://www.npr.harc.com.au/) Workshops will target known areas of interest and contention and draw on preliminary insights…

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Recycled water guidelines

During January, VicWater wrote to EPA in relation to mandated Log Reduction Values (LRV) in the draft recycled water guidelines. At the suggestion of the Department of Health (DH), EPA inserted a mandated 1 LVR ‘operation target’ above the nationally endorsed LRV standard. If adopted, this change would significantly increase capital and operational costs of…

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A Word from the CEO

Happy New Year!  As we enter 2021, I am excited for the new prospects of the year.  Since we managed to achieve great things throughout the crazy period of 2020, what will we achieve this year? 2021 marks the midpoint of our Strategic Plan period.  Under the Plan we focus on five strategic areas (below).…

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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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