Water Corporation Board Appointments: expressions of interest now open

Clearwater / Victorian Government

Over the past month several announcements relating to the water industry were made by the Victorian Government.

Lisa Neville, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, is now seeking expressions of interest  to fill board positions for Victoria’s 19 water corporations (closing 31 May). With climate change a major focus on their agenda a review of all board positions (excluding managing directors) is to ensure they have the best people with the right skills to deal with the environmental and economic challenges of the future. New boards will be in place by 1 October 2015. 

The Victorian Government also announced they want at least 50% of all future appointments to paid Victorian government boards to be women by the end of 2018.

Work already started by the new Government includes: 

  • Abolishing the Office of Living Victoria and transitioning to a collaborative approach
  • Requiring water authorities to ensure they face the challenges of climate change including rainfall patterns
  • Considering all sources of water including the desalination plant, which can provide 150 gigalitres of water
  • Listening and engaging with local communities about their water needs and priorities

Visit www.delwp.vic.gov.au for more information.