Policy Advisory Committee

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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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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VicWater Policy Committee

The VicWater Policy Committee met on 21 April. The Committee, chaired by Livia Bonazzi (Western Water) reviewed a series of policy issues papers which will be used to develop a forward-looking water industry policy and advocacy agenda.

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Reform Priorities

VicWater met with the Productivity Commission (PC) 25 March 2020 to discuss reform priorities as part of a revised National Water Initiative (NWI). The PC has taken on responsibility, from the now defunct National Water Commission, to progress the NWI. The PC’s priority for the revised NWI is to promote greater policy clarity in areas…

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