eFlash #489

eFlash #489

eFlash #489
Date: 16-Jun-2021

In this edition: Tomorrows Essentials Webinar – Register Now| Charters Towers Regional Conference – Register Now| qldwater Best of the Best Taste Test Sponsorship Available| Position Available – Tablelands Regional Council| Invitation to IPWEAQ Art Exhibition 9 July 

1. TomorrowsEssentials Webinar – Register Now

The next qldwater Essential Webinar will be taking place tomorrow so you better hurry as registrations close at 4pm Wednesday afternoon.

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

Our two presenters are: 

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

NT Power and Water Corporation is responsible for the provision of safe drinking water to a population that is both widely dispersed and remote. The Ngukurr Aboriginal Community water reticulation system was serviced by asbestos cement mains installed in the 70s. Based on age, these mains were at the end of life and required replacement, and the system was experiencing very high levels of water loss (80-90%). This presentation examines the lessons from the renewal program. 

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

In late 2019, three Queensland Regional Councils and qldwater decided to collaborate on the development of a Statewide Network Asset Criticality Guideline. Working in partnership with the councils Moira developed a methodology, framework, and guideline for water and wastewater network infrastructure asset criticality with the intention of making it relevant for as many Queensland Water Service Providers as possible. The tool has now progressed to the trial stage, where it has been tested by several additional councils. This presentation leads on from that work, and the experiences that have come out of working with the councils on this important project. 

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

2. Charters Towers Regional Conference – Register Now

Early bird registrations close this Fridayfor the Charters Towers Conference being held on the 21st and 22nd July. You better hurry and register now to not miss out on the complimentary registrations for qldwater members.

The event theme will be focused on ‘Water Quality Challenges in Northern Queensland’. 

There will be a site tour taking place on Wednesday 21st July from 2:30pm to 4:30pm for those who would like to visit the Weir Pump Station and the Water Treatment Plant followed by an optional two course dinner for those who would like to join us. 

Places are limited for the site tour due to the number of bus seats available so please register as soon as possible if you are planning to attend to secure your spot. 

As an additional incentive to attend the Charters Towers Conference, you have the opportunity in Charters Towers to be part of a new idea based on sharing stories through photos and videos. 

Before you get scared off – it’s not about you, it’s about the interesting kit you operate, challenges you’ve faced and how you have innovated to address them. For the event, you are invited to bring along your best example of something interesting. To find out more, click here

The program is available on the event website.

There will be a meeting for the Northern Queensland Alliance participants in the morning of the 21st before the site tour. 

There are still sponsorship opportunities still available, please contact Naomi 
(ncarragher@qldwater.com.au) if you are interested in sponsoring this event. 

Thank you to our confirmed sponsors GanDen our dinner sponsor, Aquatec Maxcon, Royce Water Technologies and Aqualyng ICES our Gold Sponsors and McBerns & Taggle our Silver Sponsors.

3. qldwater Best of the Best Taste Test Sponsorship Available

We all know that it takes good water to make the best brews – whether you prefer a cup of tea, coffee or something a bit stronger! We’re off to an exciting start for the year, with our inaugural taste test winner, Barcoo Shire Council, again winning the Best of the West in Barcaldine last month, and current Queensland champions, Livingstone Shire Council, beating NSW in the Water of Origin at the WIOA Conference last week. 

Our new sponsors will help us prepare for a dramatic showdown at our Annual Forum in September, with lots of media opportunities available to pursue. Contact Naomi Carragher (ncarragher@qldwater.com.au) for more information.

4. Position Available – Tablelands Regional Council

There is a plumber vacancy at Tablelands Regional Council. The position incorporates the day to day activities associated with water and wastewater reticulation within the Tablelands Regional Council. You will be motivated to work as an individual as well as in a team and understand the importance of safety. 

There is an expectation that the successful applicant will participate in an on-call roster. Allowances and any related overtime for this is additional to the salary range advertised and does not form part of the base package/entitlements.

Applications Close 5pm, 17th June 2021

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • 1 FTE 76 hours per fortnight
  • Flexible working arrangements with RDO incentive
  • Attractive Superannuation - 12% Council Contribution
  • Broad Banded BT2. $52,454.13 per annum / $2,017.47 per fortnight
  • Tradesman Allowance & Tool Allowance
  • Ravenshoe location with the requirement to work in other locations as required.

Please refer to the Tablelands Regional Council website for further information or to apply.

5. Invitation to IPWEAQ Art Exhibition 9 July

IPWEAQ invite you to view the IPWEAQ Aboriginal art collection at our facilities in Eagle Farm. 

Our art is from two galleries representing artists from northern and western Australia: Mbantua in Alice Springs and Artlandish Aboriginal Art in Kununurra (WA).

Join us for a self-guided tour at our facilities in Eagle Farm, including champagne on arrival and light canapes.

The event is complimentary. Register Now

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