eFlash #484

eFlash #484

eFlash #484
Date: 18-May-2021

In this edition: Next Essentials Webinar – Registrations Now Open!| Draft Toxicant Guidelines Consultation Release – Stage 2| qldwater Annual Forum 2021 – Save the Date| Position Available – Cairns Regional Council

1. Next Essentials Webinar– Registrations Now Open!

The next qldwater Webinar is now open for registrations.

The session will focus on Asset Management to be held on 17 June 2021 at 10-11 am. 

Our two speakers are: 

Teng Yik (NT Power and Water Corporation)
Ngukurr Asbestos Cement Main Project, NT

Moira Zeilinga (Clear Idea)
Why is it important for water businesses to understand asset criticality?

Registrations will be required to participate in this webinar. Click here to register and lock it in to your calendar.

2. Draft Toxicant Guidelines Consultation Release – Stage 2

The Australian Government (DAWE) has publicly released a 2nd stage of draft toxicant aquatic ecosystem water quality guidelines for three month public review on the ANZG website. This follows a similar process to the 2020 stage one toxicants release under ANZG, which are undergoing review/update post-submissions. 

ANZG advises that until the review process is complete, draft toxicant guidelines remain draft and should not be used or referred to as an Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality toxicant guideline.

The 2nd stage draft toxicant aquatic ecosystem guidelines are listed below and publicly available from ‘Draft default guideline values’ dropdown box (Table 1): https://www.waterquality.gov.au/anz-guidelines/guideline-values/default/draft-dgvs#draft-default-guideline-values

  • Alpha-cypermethrin in freshwater
  • Bisphenol A (BPA) in freshwater
  • Bisphenol A (BPA) in marine water
  • Dioxins in freshwater
  • Fipronil in freshwater
  • Mancozeb in freshwater

Submissions close 3 August- Note that the Australian Government (DAWE) is coordinating submissions and their review. To submit comments, submission forms are available at: https://www.waterquality.gov.au/anz-guidelines/guideline-values/default/draft-dgvs/submission

The full suite of toxicants under consideration for development is available from the ANZG website.

3qldwaterAnnual Forum 2021 – Save the Date

Mark your calendars everyone, the planning for this year’s Annual Forum is underway and we are excited to share with you some key details about the upcoming September event, hosted by Redland City Council.

7 September – Automated Metering workshop to be held at the Alexandra Hills Hotel. The planning is well advanced and we expect to be publishing a draft program in the next few weeks – it will be a great opportunity to share experiences in automated metering and our increasingly digital operating environment, as well as the chance to connect with industry experts and vendors. 

8 September – Straddie Tour! A day on North Stradbroke Island visiting the Point Lookout STP and other fun activities including the Best of the Best Queensland Water Taste Test, followed by a dinner in the evening at the Alexandra Hills Hotel.

9 September – workshop day at the Hotel focussed on industry strategy (building on the highly successful 2019 event) and asset management themes.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the Annual Forum, please contact ncarragher@qldwater.com.au. All qldwater events aim to be as cost-effective as possible and your support helps us keep registration fees low. This forum typically attracts around 100 people from over 30 service providers and other government and private stakeholders state-wide.

This is a great opportunity to connect with your peers across the state. We hope to see you there!

4Position Available –Cairns Regional Council

Senior Engineer Planning – CW438 (Fixed-Term Full-Time for 12 months)

Cairns Regional Council is currently seeking a Senior Engineer Planning to join our Water & Resource Recovery Department. 

Primary Objective of the position:

  • To be responsible for, under the direction of the Principal Engineer – Strategy & Planning, the strategic direction for the upgrade of existing infrastructure as well as new infrastructure to meet existing and future levels of service for water, recycled water and wastewater. 
  • This includes planning safe and reliable drinking water sources, planning efficient water supply and sewerage systems and providing services for internal customers, including input into the Capital Works Program, Council’s Local Government Infrastructure Plan and relevant Asset Management Plans.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Bachelor of Engineering degree or other relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in infrastructure network planning relevant to the Australian water industry.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills within a utility organisation, including high level skills in hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, process improvement and asset performance. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic infrastructure plans, incorporating appropriate asset management strategies, to support adopted service delivery targets.
  • Demonstrated ability using effective negotiation skills with dealing with internal and external stakeholders.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please ensure you obtain a copy of the information kit and how to apply by visiting the Cairns Regional Council website, scrolling to the Position Description area, then clicking on "Open" to download the attachment. 

Enquiries: Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Ph:(07) 4044 3310
Applications Close: Sunday, 30 May 2021

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