Working Groups

Disability not stopping Donald from achieving goals

Goulburn-Murray Water’s (GMW) Donald Hughan is among 4.5 per cent of employees across the Victorian water industry who identify as having a disability. And Donald wants that figure to increase. The 34-year-old Rochester man has worked his way up the GMW ladder to become the newly appointed Corporate Risk Coordinator. A career he would have…

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Together: Tackling human rights and modern slavery risks in our supply chain

Since 2017, Victorian Water Corporations have been collaborating to manage environmental and social issues in their supply chains. The VicWater ‘Social Procurement Working Group’ (SPWG) was established and, with the support of KPMG Banarra, has taken a united approach to making sustainable and ethical purchasing decisions. With the publication of the Modern Slavery Act 2018,…

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Infrastructure Victoria 30-year strategy

During February, VicWater prepared a submission for Victoria’s Draft 30-Year Infrastructure Strategy. The submission drew on the VicWater Policy Platform to highlight opportunities leveraging the water sector’s ambition and capability, in relation to the circular economy and energy transition recommendations. Another significant focus of the submission was the Infrastructure Victoria (IV) recommendations in relation to water…

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John Karageorge, Town Planner and Disability Advocate

As part of the VicWater webinar series, we are proud to bring you our latest webinar on disability inclusion: ‘Smoothing the Path for Disability Employment in the Water Industry’ where guest John Karageorge will bring his unique perspective of how his disability has impacted his career and how employers can push to facilitate a more…

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Meet Llewellyn Prain – Founder, WaterAble

VicWater is excited to have the founder of WaterAble, Llewellyn Prain, speak at our webinar ‘Smoothing the Path for Disability Employment in the Water Industry’ on 3 March 2021. Llewellyn sits on several boards, and is a Director at Western Water, so her water sector experience, lived experience with disability and role in bringing views…

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Modern Slavery Program of Work

The VicWater Social Procurement Working Group commenced Phase Three of our Sustainable Procurement Initiative in November 2020. Jointly funded by the majority of Water Corporations, we engaged the ongoing support of a specialist human rights consulting team at KPMG Banarra. This Initiative is an important piece of work to put us in an industry-leading position…

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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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