Securing our water supply – have your say

We’re calling for your thoughts and ideas to help secure South Gippsland’s water supplies for the next 50 years.

The Urban Water Strategy is a 50-year plan that guides our decision-making as your water and wastewater services provider.

It is revisited every five years in response to the constantly changing outlook in supply and demand for water supplies. This year, for the first time, the Urban Water Strategy will also include analysis and planning for wastewater systems.

We want to continue to deliver quality, sustainable water and wastewater services, at a fair and reasonable cost to our customers.

Have your say

South Gippsland Water will be hard at work this year developing options to secure and manage our water and wastewater services.

We’d like to include you in our conversations throughout this time. You’ll have opportunities to comment on planning decisions as options are developed.

To start this process, we’re encouraging everyone to fill out a quick survey to give us an understanding of your thoughts and ideas.

The survey takes between five and 10 minutes. To start the survey, click here.

To read the last Urban Water Strategy for background, click here.

We’re also creating a Community Advisory Committee to help represent the interests of customers and communities across our region and guide our services.

Join us in securing South Gippsland’s future

The Community Advisory Committee is a new way for us to better involve our customers in our decision making.

We’re calling for Expressions of Interest for this Committee. We’re hoping to have representatives of each of our towns across South Gippsland and the Bass Coast, to help us understand the services you want, and what as a community we would be willing to pay for those services.

We’re asking people who are interested, to join us in making a strong commitment to our region’s future, with successful applicants appointed for a term of three years. The committee will meet four times a year.

If you, or somebody you know, is interested in applying, you are asked to submit a letter outlining your interest in water and wastewater services.

You can refer to the Committee’s Terms of Reference available online.

Applications open Wednesday 5 May 2021 and close on Friday 21 May 2021 COB.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, you can ring our Communications and Engagement Team Leader Miranda Schooneveldt on 0429 218 303.

To apply email your letter of application to media@sgwater.com.au

Once a Committee has been appointed, we will advise our communities of its membership via our website.