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Llewellyn Prain wins Emerging Leader Award at Victorian Disability Awards

Llewellyn Prain, Director at Greater Western Water, was recognised today at the Victorian Disability Awards for the Emerging Leader Award.  This award recognises an outstanding individual as an emerging leader who has made a significant contribution to improving outcomes for people with disability, by raising awareness and influencing others to shift community attitudes, creating cultural…

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Golden milestone for ETP solar farm project

Construction of Melbourne Water’s solar farm at the Eastern Treatment Plant (ETP) has hit a major milestone this week with the installation of the project’s first row of panels, known as the ‘golden row’.   The first row of solar panels has been installed on the Eastern Treatment Plant solar farm project – and it’s…

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Superannuation changes that came into effect on 1 July 2021

The Your Future Your Super measures are some of the biggest changes ever to be made to superannuation and have come into effect this financial year. The changes include annual performance tests for MySuper products, with funds prevented from accepting new member money in that product if they fail the performance test two years in…

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Infrastructure Victoria 2021 – 2051 Strategy and the Victorian water sector

VicWater is pleased to see the Infrastructure Victoria 2021 – 2051 Strategy has a focus on climate change and its impacts. Specifically, the report acknowledges the impact on water storage and infrastructure, and how that in turn, directly impacts the Victorian water sector. The report states, “A warmer, drier climate means less rainfall flowing into…

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Steve McKenzie joins the Board of VicWater

VicWater is pleased to announce Steve McKenzie will join the Board of VicWater effective 1 October 2021. Steve McKenzie is the Managing Director of East Gippsland Water and has been in this role since 2018.  An engineer by profession, Steve has held executive roles in the Victorian Water industry for over twenty years.  He is…

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New board appointments announced

VicWater would like to extend our congratulations to new and returning water sector board members. For the first time Victoria’s history, Minister Lisa Neville announced that the first ever Aboriginal Chair has been appointed. Rueben Berg, a Gunditjmara man, will take up the appointment of Chair at Westernport Water. There are 54 new and 65…

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Barwon Water finalists in IAP2 Core Value Awards

Congratulations to Barwon Water for being named as a finalist in the IAP2 Core Value Awards for the Birregurra Sustainable Communities Project. The Project was entered in the Community Development category and highlighted how a place-based approach can lead to sustainable water use outcomes. The Project involved a group of property owners signing up to…

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2021 celebration of outgoing Directors and Chairs

On Friday 1 October 2021, VicWater will hold a virtual acknowledgement and celebration of outgoing Directors and Chairs. As a social occasion (BYO drinks and nibbles:) VicWater will be inviting those departing to offer their reflections and say farewell in the absence of our Annual Conference. All water corporation Chairs, Directors and Managing Directors are…

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VicWater welcomes draft Standards for Flushable Products

VicWater welcomes the release of the draft Standards for Flushable Products (DR AS/NZS 5328). The Draft, issued and managed by Standards Australia, will be open for public comment for a nine-week period. Members of the public can provide feedback on what materials they think should be classified as flushable. Utilities and manufacturers have worked together…

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A Word from the CEO

This week, our members would have received VicWater’s 2020-21 Achievements Report. This provides a concise overview of what we did last year – and surprisingly a great deal despite the odds against us! Looking at just a few of the positives of last financial year: we were supported by members to the extent that we have…

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