In this edition: New Starters at qldwater| State Budget – Queensland Water Projects Funding| Gympie Regional Conference – Two weeks left to register!| Water Skills Forum Presentations – Now Available| Position Available – Cairns Regional Council
We are very pleased to announce the commencement of two new staff for qldwater.
Jess Dean actually started with us at the end of May as our new Account Manager – Innovation Partnerships. She was formerly a Waterwatch Coordinator and Catchment Officer for the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee and will now be focussed on QWRAP activities for a significant part of her time with other duties evolving. Jess will be based in Gympie but spending time in Brisbane and elsewhere in regional Queensland as required.
Linda Roberts will commence on 18 July as our new Director - Innovation Partnerships. Linda has worked with a number of councils in different senior roles, most recently with Isaac. She will be leading QWRAP and brings with her a long-term association with qldwater and the program, including as a former chair of a regional alliance. Linda will continue to work from Mackay on a trial basis.
Welcome Jess and Linda – the recruitment market is a challenge at present and we consider ourselves very lucky to have scored two candidates of such high calibre…
The following summarises the press release from yesterday concerning water projects being supported through the State budget:
The following investments were also confirmed:
The government is providing additional funding of $300,000 in 2022-23 to the State Council of River Trusts Queensland to continue to support the work of River Improvement Trusts across the state.
To view the full media release click here.
qldwater is excited to announceregistrations are now open for our Gympie Regional Conference, kindly hosted by Gympie Regional Council on the 13th & 14th July.
There will be a site tour taking place on Wednesday 13th July in the afternoon. The site tour will be themed around Gympie floods including management and recovery. In conjunction with the Wide Bay Burnett Urban Water Alliance, we are aiming to sponsor the attendance of a number of current university students with potential interest in the water sector, with a specific session at the event devoted to careers.
Following the site tour there will be a network dinner taking place at The Bunker Smokehouse & Bar at 6pm.
The full day conference will take place on Thursday 14th July at The Pavilion Conferences & Reception
To see the program for the conference, please visit our event website.
Due to the floods earlier in the year, accommodation could be a challenge due the number of contractors currently assisting with repairs in the area so please arrange your accommodation as soon as possible.
Thank you to our sponsors Grenof, WAGNERS, GanDen, Royce Water Technology, Simmonds & Bristow, Endress+Hauser, McBerns, Taggle and Xylem for supporting our upcoming conference.
Please contact Naomi Carragher if you are interested in sponsoring this event.
The 2022 Water Skills Forum brought together 100 participants from across Australia, both in person and online, to share experiences of the challenges and opportunities in securing a sustainable workforce to provide an essential service to all Queensland communities.
The presentations from the Water Skills Forum are now available for viewing at the below link:
Senior Engineer Dams – WS4024 (Full-Time Permanent)
Cairns Regional Council is currently seeking a Senior Engineer Dams to join our Cairns Infrastructure & Assets Department.
Primary Objective of the position:
To be successful in this role you must have:
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, 3 July 2022