Submissions

Submission: Continuing Professional Development for Builders and Plumbers

Attention: Continuing Professional Development Team – Building Division Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Level 16, 150 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3003 Via email: building.policy@delwp.vic.gov.au Re: Continuing Professional Development for Builders and Plumbers Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the proposed changes to requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Builders and…

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Submission to the Productivity Commission – Water Reform 2020

The Productivity Commission has published an issues paper on national water reform. A copy of the issues paper is available at https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/water-reform-2020/issues 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…

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Submission to the Federal Government NGER

During June, VicWater prepared a submission on proposed amendments to the national greenhouse reporting framework (https://consult.industry.gov.au/climate-change/2020-national-greenhouse-and-energy-reporting-nger/). The focus of the submission was on changed nitrous oxide emission factors which could result in significant fluctuations in reportable emissions over the coming years.

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Industry submission: Skills for Victoria’s Growing Economy

Jenny Macklin Review Chair Skills for Victoria’s Growing Economy Via https://engage.vic.gov.au/skillsforvictoria Dear Jenny, Re: Industry Submission on “Skills for Victoria’s Growing Economy” The Victorian Water Industry Association (VicWater) is the peak body for the Victorian water industry, with all 19 water corporations as its members. VicWater is focused on supporting Victorian water corporations and the…

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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VicWater is preparing a submission on the Draft guidance on the Emissions Reduction Fund’s regulatory additionality requirement.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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