Submissions

Submission to the Federal Government Clean Energy Regulator

VicWater is preparing a submission on the Draft guidance on the Emissions Reduction Fund’s regulatory additionality requirement. The focus of the submission is on the compatibility of water corporation emissions reduction targets under the Statement of Obligations and the ‘regulatory additionality’ requirement for registering projects in order to create ACCUs, which is seen as a…

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Submission on plumbing Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

VicWater is preparing a submission on CPD for building and plumbing practitioners (Continuing Professional Development for Builders and Plumbers). CPD provides an opportunity to progressively improve awareness of risks and controls associated with recycled water cross connections. In preparing the submission, VicWater will consult with water corporation members of the VBA water industry liaison working…

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Submission on changes to EPA operating licence

VicWater has prepared an industry submission on changes to EPA operating licence conditions. VicWater will continue discussions with EPA to reduce unnecessary regulatory burden associated with proposed licence conditions. As well as potentially changing the wording of draft licence conditions, EPA also welcomes an industry approach which specifies a low burden approach to compliance, whilst…

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Review of the Recycled Water Guidelines – Red Tape Reduction

Public consultation on the draft recycled water guidelines will commence shortly. VicWater will coordinate a water industry submission during the public consultation period. VicWater and Yarra Valley Water played a significant role in the instigation of this review and have represented the industry on the Recycled Water Guidelines Review Working Group since mid-2018. The review…

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Submission to the Productivity Commission – Water Reform 2020

The Productivity Commission has published an issues paper on national water reform. VicWater met with Commissioner Jane Doolan (also a Western Water Board Director) during February to discuss water reform priorities, opportunities for the issues paper and a renewed National Water Initiative. Submissions are due by 21 August. VicWater will coordinate a submission with input…

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VIRT submission

The Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal will shortly make a Determination setting the values of remumeration bands for executives employed in prescribed public entities including Victorian water corporations. VicWater is drafting a submission to VIRT on behalf of the industry. For more information on the VIRT submission contact Jo Lim.

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Red tape reduction – revised statutory land use terms

During 2018 VicWater prepared a submission to the DELWP Land Use Terms Advisory Committee. A focus area for the submission, and subsequent negotiate with DELWP, was the definition of ‘minor utility installation’. The minor utility installation definition plays a significant role in determining planning permit and native vegetation requirements (among other things) for water corporation infrastructure.…

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Tackling Climate Change

VicWater has prepared a compendium of information on ways the Victorian water industry is tackling climate change. This information has been prepared for the Parliament of Victoria Environment and Planning Committee’ 2019 Inquiry into Tackling Climate Change in Victorian Communities. These case studies include: water industry collaborations, behind the meter renewable energy generation, water and…

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Planning for Amenity Health and Safety Buffers Submission

16 December 2019 Planning for amenity, health and safety buffers Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning 8 Nicholson Street East Melbourne Victoria 3002 Via email planning.systems@delwp.vic.gov.au Re: Planning for amenity, health and safety buffers – Planning Policy Framework and clause amendments Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the proposed Planning Policy Framework…

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VicWater Planning and Building Approvals Submission

22 November 2019 Commissioner for Better Regulation Better Regulation Victoria Level 37, 2 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000 Via email contact@betterreg.vic.gov.au Dear Commissioner Re: Planning and Building Approvals Process Review – Discussion Paper Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Planning and Building Approvals Process Review Discussion Paper. VicWater is the peak body…

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