Posts Tagged ‘DELWP’

Senior Policy Advisor, Strategy and Coordination

Department Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) 12-month contract, VPS 5 ($102,637 – $124,183) Do you have outstanding problem solving, strategic thinking and communication skills? Are you looking to expand your experience in water and catchments policy and strategy? We are seeking a Senior Policy Advisor to support effective delivery of Water for Victoria, the…

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New board appointments announced

VicWater would like to extend our congratulations to new and returning water sector board members. For the first time Victoria’s history, Minister Lisa Neville announced that the first ever Aboriginal Chair has been appointed. Rueben Berg, a Gunditjmara man, will take up the appointment of Chair at Westernport Water. There are 54 new and 65…

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Deputy Secretary, DELWP announces new board for Greater Western Water

Statement from Deputy Secretary, Water and Catchments –  Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning The Acting Minister for Water has appointed a new board of directors to Greater Western Water, ahead of operations commencing on 1 July 2021. This follows the Minister for Water’s 29 October 2020 announcement that Greater Western Water will be…

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Recycled water guidelines

During January, VicWater wrote to EPA in relation to mandated Log Reduction Values (LRV) in the draft recycled water guidelines. At the suggestion of the Department of Health (DH), EPA inserted a mandated 1 LVR ‘operation target’ above the nationally endorsed LRV standard. If adopted, this change would significantly increase capital and operational costs of…

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Red tape reduction – revised statutory land use terms

During 2018 VicWater prepared a submission to the DELWP Land Use Terms Advisory Committee. A focus area for the submission, and subsequent negotiate with DELWP, was the definition of ‘minor utility installation’. The minor utility installation definition plays a significant role in determining planning permit and native vegetation requirements (among other things) for water corporation infrastructure.…

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New draft Buffer Overlay

DELWP has commenced public consultation on a new Buffer Overlay for water assets. DELWP developed the draft Buffer Area Overlay, in response to water industry feedback during 2019. The overlay strengthens planning tools to support proposed updates to the Planning Policy Framework and Clause 53.10. VicWater has been closely involved in earlier phase of the…

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Red tape reduction – revised statutory land use terms

During 2018 VicWater prepared a submission to the DELWP Land Use Terms Advisory Committee: https://vicwater.org.au/news-publications/industry-guides-submissions/vicwater-submission-land-use-terms A focus area for the submission, and subsequent negotiate with DELWP, was the definition of ‘minor utility installation’. The minor utility installation definition plays a significant role in determining planning permit and native vegetation requirements (among other things) for water…

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