Working Groups

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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2021 Water Industry Asset Revaluation

VicWater has appointed Roy Farthing to update the 2015 Asset Valuation Methodology and Guidance for the 2021 valuation. The Water Industry Asset Revaluation Working Group, which includes water corporations, VAGO, DTF, VGA and DELWP is overseeing the consultancy. A draft update was circulated to all not-for profit members on 5 May and will be finalised…

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Creating culturally safe and inclusive workplaces in the Victorian water sector

Celebrating National Reconciliation Week Victorian water corporations are working to develop their knowledge of Aboriginal culture and make sure they are culturally safe and inclusive by using cultural awareness training and other actions detailed in their Reconciliation Action Plans and/or Diversity & Inclusion strategies and plans. Several water corporations use cultural awareness training to help…

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Victorian water corporations supporting Aboriginal economic development through social procurement

In line with Victorian Government’s social procurement objectives, water corporations’ social procurement strategies include the provision of opportunities for Aboriginal Victorians. Several water corporations engage Traditional Owner organisations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to provide a range of goods and services in relation to water and land management as well as for other…

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