South Gippsland Water is looking to the future when it comes to business operations, customer service and workplace suitability; a priority focus on best serving customers, community and the corporation over the coming 25 years.
LONG-TERM FACILITIES PLANNING
South Gippsland Water’s current accommodation is a legacy of the amalgamation of a number of smaller authorities in 1995 and, as such, is ageing infrastructure and dispersed across multiple sites throughout the region.
The Corporation has been reviewing its required workplace practices and infrastructure in order to establish the best business outcomes to serve the region’s townships over the long-term.
Significant investment is required to repair and renovate existing office and depot infrastructure across the region. This realisation triggered a thorough review of the location, configuration and number of existing facilities and the current situation has been deemed inefficient and, in some cases, presents safety issues.
The status quo will remain for water and wastewater treatment plants, but it is anticipated a combination of depot and office space will be required, with a consolidation of facilities at a new location likely.
South Gippsland Water expects to have the results of the review by the end of this financial year. Information updates will continue for staff, community and stakeholders as the process progresses.