AWA WA Tertiary Engagement Program – Speaker EOIs

AWA WA are seeking expressions of interest from our WA members that would like join to our Branch representatives to speak at a tertiary engagement event in the future, by creating a database of potential speakers. As part of WA Branch’s Tertiary Engagement Program, the WA Young Water Professionals (YWP) Sub Committee organise an event…

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Plan to rebalance precious groundwater resources

The WA Government has released draft plans to rebalance Perth and Mandurah’s precious groundwater resources, which are at risk from the impacts of climate change and increasing use. This includes the draft Gnangara groundwater allocation plan and a proposal to align garden bore sprinkler rosters with the scheme sprinkler roster, which – combined – will…

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Water Sensitive Cities Australia – New research hub brings water knowledge to Western Australia

A new hub for water research and practice in Western Australia, was launched on 20 October 2021, with the WA Water Sensitive Transition Network and other local partners including the University of Western Australia, joining forces with the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI). As part of MSDI, the Water Sensitive Cities Australia WA hub will…

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Round 5 of Community Rivercare grants now open

The latest round of the Community Rivercare Program is now open. Applications for the fifth round of the program can be made until November 12, 2021, with $350,000 of funding allocated by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. The grants help improve habitats for native wildlife, enhance water quality and address foreshore erosion in…

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General comments close 15 November – Draft State Planning Policy 2.9 – Planning for Water and Planning for Water Guidelines

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has released draft State Planning Policy 2.9 Planning for Water (SPP 2.9) and Planning for Water Guidelines (Guidelines) for public comment.  Downloads Draft State Planning Policy 2.9 Planning for Water Policy Draft State Planning Policy 2.9 Planning for Water Guidelines Draft SPP 2.9 and Guidelines streamline and simplify the…

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$900,000 funding boost for projects to protect Georgraphe waterways

Water Minister Dave Kelly today announced the WA Government would be providing $900,000 in funding for four new projects that will fast track water quality improvements in key waterways across the Geographe catchment. The funding will support two projects in the Lower Vasse River, which flows through the centre of Busselton and experiences water quality…

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Public drinking water source area mapping tool

Use the Public drinking water source areas (PDWSA) online mapping tool to find out if you are living, working or recreating in a drinking water catchment. The mapping tool will show you if your home, development, project or activity is in a public drinking water source area. Once you know this, you can help us avoid, minimise…

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WA Water Awards submissions COB 31 August 2021

WA Water Awards

Don’t miss out on submitting your nomination for the WA Water Awards by COB Tuesday 31 August 2021. Categories include:Individual Awards • Water Professional of the Year • Young Water Professional of the Year Award (sponsored by Xylem) • Student Water Prize (sponsored by GHD) Organisational Awards • Infrastructure Project Innovation Award • Organisational Excellence Award • R&D Excellence Award (sponsored by WaterRA) • WA Water Sensitive Urban Design…

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Call for Papers Now Open!

IPWEA WA 2022 State Conference: Public Works: Does it? Members and Colleagues of the Institute, professionals and academics working in the public works sector are invited to submit expressions of interest to present at IPWEA WA’s 2022 Annual State Conference to be held in Fremantle in March. The IPWEA WA Conference is the leading public works…

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rewild Perth

Bring nature home ReWild Perth is an initiative to ‘Bring Nature Home’ and encourage people to provide native habitat in their gardens, courtyards or balconies. Join Perth in bringing nature home. ReWild Perth provides you with advice in how to build eye-catching gardens with local wildlife in mind. Being part of ReWild Perth is an…

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Water Industry Night is back!

Featuring the Wharf Street Basin Next Generation Community Park Date:     Thursday 2 September 2021Time:     5pm – 7pmVenue:   Wharf Street Basin, then walk to the City of Canning Function room Cost: no charge It’s been a while, so why don’t you register and come along and celebrate all things water! Join industry and  colleagues at the…

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Waterwise Council 2021 Templates are Live!

The Waterwise Council re-endorsement templates are now available. All current Gold Waterwise Councils will need to complete the new Waterwise Council Action Plan template for re-endorsement (exceptions apply to Gold Waterwise Councils who have already completed the new template in 2020). Reports and action plans are due on Friday 29 October 2021. For assistance completing…

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Growing 2021 – PIAWA State Conference

September 23-24, Perth WA #PIAWA21 #PIAWA21 is once again thrilled to be bringing planners and friends together for a face-to-face State Conference, this time at the magnificent Mandoon Estate on Friday, 24 September in Perth’s Swan Valley. Study Tours and Masterclasses: Thursday, 23 SeptemberGROWING Conference: Friday, 24 September Last year’s event AFTER signalled a new era in planning. This time…

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2022 AWA/IWA Australia-New Zealand YWP Conference

Young Water Professionals, it is time to leave your mark on the Water Industry! We invite you to submit an abstract or workshop proposal that contributes to the theme “Leave Your Mark on Our Water Future”.To be held in Sydney in February 2022, the Australian Water Association and International Water Association Young Water Professionals Conference…

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WA Water Awards

WA Water Awards

The Australian Water Association WA Awards have been designed to acknowledge the exceptional achievements by individuals and organisations in the WA water industry. The Awards recognise innovation and excellence in delivery of water projects and programs. The awards have become the vehicle that showcases the outstanding work that is being carried out across the state, including a…

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PIA Awards for Planning Excellence open today!

The 2021 Divisional Awards for Planning Excellence will be opening for nominations on Monday 21 June. Every five or so years, the categories are reviewed by the National Board and altered if needed to ensure they reflect the changes that have occurred in the profession. This year’s categories have been improved so that they better recognise the…

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Local governments recognised for commitment to saving water

The City of Armadale, City of Gosnells, Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes and Town of Claremont were all welcomed as new waterwise councils, with the Town of Claremont, City of Belmont and City of Albany receiving special recognition as a gold waterwise council. To achieve gold recognition, endorsed Waterwise Councils must have a Water Corporation approved waterwise…

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Day 2 of the ‘Deconstructed’ Conference is focusing on Leisure & Social Planning

Registrations for this stream close Monday 21st June Sport, recreation and community infrastructure plays a vital role in the developing a sense a place and in building a strong community identity. As an enabler, facilities and social infrastructure well planned, and quality designed spaces encourage people to meet, learn, play, socialise, and express their culture,…

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Workshop – Assessment of site and soil evaluation reports

The Environmental Health Directorate has partnered with the City of Bayswater, and will host a free of charge workshop designed for local government environmental health officers, planners, wastewater industry and Site and Soil Evaluation (SSE) consultants involved with wastewater management processes on Friday 27 August 2021, 9am – 3:30pm at The Rise, Maylands, please Register…

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