Workforce Readiness Project

The April working group meeting continued developing the DTF Investment Management Standard for the project. This meeting focussed on articulating the benefits needed to be delivered to solve the problem statements that were defined at the previous workshop.

A meeting was held with Chisholm TAFE to discuss if they had any interest in being involved in the project. The results of last year’s survey were provided to them, and they are currently considering their potential involvement in the project.

Notification was received from DJSIR that our Expression of Interest for funding under the Skills Solutions Partnerships Funding program was unsuccessful.

Carbon Offsets Project

Three working group meetings were held during April to assist MAG/Aurecon to develop the range of documents required for the Expression of Interest (EOI) process. Aurecon/MAG are currently the preparing the documents and it is expected that the EOI will be released to the Carbon market in June.

A meeting was held between MAG/Aurecon and Allens to get an understanding of the types of activities that the SPV might need to undertake.

An update briefing on the project was provided to DTF’s Commercial Division.

MAG/Aurecon has advised that it produces a monthly report on the Carbon market which is available to members. See the following for details:

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  • Policy updates – the lates on climate and carbon policy updates for both domestic and international markets
  • Moreover, each report features a ‘Deep Dive’ into a specific carbon market topic. Previous deep dives have tackled topics such as Human Induced Regeneration, soil carbon rejuvenation, Savanna Burning practices, and the implications of FullCAM and carbon sequestration changes.

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Victorian Water Sector Recycled Products Database Project

In mid-April Aurecon provided the steering committee with the draft of the final project report. Aurecon is now finalising the report based on the steering committee’s feedback.

The project will be finished by the end of May 2024.

Other Activities

Attended the following meetings/events:

  • ESC’s Markets and consumers, efficiency and fairness conference.
  • Met with IBAC to discuss the findings of the water sector workshop it held in February
  • Held several meetings with water corporations to discuss the pending review of the Safe Drinking Water Regulations and the Department of Health’s proposed review process
  • Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water webinar about developing a new National Water Agreement
  • Provided a submission to Recycling Victoria’s consultation paper on the Victorian Recycling Infrastructure Plan
  • Attended a meeting with Agriculture Victoria discussing feedback on its Order Approving Purification Standards for Biosolids and Recycled Water
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