Working Groups

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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A Word from the CEO

Nearing the end of the year, it is always good to take stock of our progress and achievements.  And VicWater has experienced a bumper 2020!  Here’s a summary of our contributions over the year: Creating the Policy Platform as a foundation for action and advocacy on regulatory reform, government policy, and the role of the…

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Peter Morison has a personal connection to WaterAble

Peter Morison, CEO of VicWater supports WaterAble

Water corporations across Victoria are getting behind the WaterAble launch. For VicWater CEO Peter Morison this network has a personal connection: “WaterAble is an initiative that leads and challenges us to involve and include members of our community with disabilities. Having an adult son with special needs, I know how important it is for our industry to drive the…

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Join the Launch of WaterAble this July

WaterAble Network Launch

VicWater is proud to support the launch of WaterAble, a network for people with disability and their allies in the Victorian water industry. The network is open to anyone working in the Victorian water industry who has a disability or who wants to support the network. WaterAble encourages people to consider the full range of disabilities in…

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Social Procurement Working Group Update on Modern Slavery

The Social Procurement Working Group has been driving a proactive, industry wide response to the Modern Slavery Act (applicable to corporations with more than $100M revenue). Globally there are over 40 million people impacted, and we know that in Australia the high risk industries include cleaning and construction. To date we have completed a high level risk…

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Recreational access to potable water storages

Work is continuing on the DELWP project 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…

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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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