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WA South West Study Tour

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Join us on Wednesday 24 March to Thursday 25 March 2021 for our South West Study Tour, centred in the greater Bunbury & Busselton regions across multiple locations. Delegates will have the option of visiting either Muja Power Station or South 32’s Worsley Alumina Refinery on day 1, plus the tour will include visits to Wellington Dam, Aqwest Bunbury Water’s Ngoora Moolinap Ground Water Treatment Plant, Busselton Water’s Water Filtration Plant, Vasse Wonerup drainage & flood management infrastructure, a City of Busselton WSUD tour and Beer Farm visit across the two days.

There will be a networking dinner on day 1 and luncheon and presentations on day 2. It will be an action packed two days with lots of opportunity to network with water professionals across many different industries.  The Study tour is a great way to network, learn more about the experiences, successes and challenges faced by industries and other ventures in the south-west of WA, including utilities, mining, agriculture and more, in relation to water use and management##.

The tour will include:
*        Coach transport from Bunbury across both days
*        Site Tours
*        Morning tea, lunches and afternoon snacks both days
*        Networking dinner on Wednesday @ Dolphin Discovery Centre
(Keynote speakers will be advised soon)
*        Day 2 will consist of a sit down luncheon with Speakers.

Delegates will need to provide their own PPE, complete an online induction for one of the sites and provide copies of identification. This will be followed up separately.

The full program will be available shortly however here is a snapshot of what’s in store:

Day 1 (7.30am start, return to Bunbury approx 4.30pm. Networking dinner – 5.30pm to 8.00pm)
Morning tea at Collie River
Either Muja Power Station or Worsley Alumina Refinery (you get to choose which option – numbers are restricted and selections will be on a first come first in basis)
Lunch at Wellington Dam
Aqwest Bunbury Water – Ngoora Moolinap Ground Water Treatment Plant
Networking Dinner @ Dolphin Discovery Centre, Bunbury

Day 2  (7.30am start, return to Bunbury approx 5.45/6.00pm)
Busselton Water’s Water Filtration Plant
Drainage/Flood management Infrastructure at Vasse Wonerup
Luncheon and presentations from
* Harvey Water Collective
* Kemerton Lithium Project on Water Management
* V&V Walsh Meat Processing Plant
* Additional Speakers are being confirmed
Beerfarm Tour

If you wish to bring a partner or colleague to the Wednesday night Networking dinner – registration for the dinner only, is available separately. Travel to and from the south west, accommodation and additional meals (ie breakfast) are not included and need to be organised by the attendee.

Pricing (inc GST) and Registration:
2 Day Tour (refer above for inclusions which includes the Wednesday networking dinner)
Members/Employee of a Corporate Members – $360
Students/Retiree Members – $300
Non Members $500

Tour registration is due by 12 noon WST, Wednesday 17 March. Places are strictly limited.

Networking Dinner only – Wednesday 24 March @ Dolphin Discovery Centre
Members/Employee of a Corporate Members – $100
Non Members $140
Note: If you purchase the 2 day tour registration, you DO NOT need to purchase the dinner registration for yourself as it is included in the tour pricing.
Dress Code: Smart Casual (no dirty PPE please)

Individual dinner registration is due by 12 noon WST, Wednesday 17 March

Need accommodation in Bunbury? We have negotiated a 15% discount on all room types at the Bunbury Hotel Koombana Bay, (1 Holman Street, Bunbury) for the nights of Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 March, subject to availability. Make reference to the South West Study Tour and quote reference “BHKB003” when you call to book. The hotel is 300 metres from the Bunbury Recreation & Entertainment Centre (BREC) – our daily departure/drop off point and 1.5km to the Dolphin Discovery Centre where the Wednesday night networking dinner will be held.

Program Partnership opportunities are available for this event:

Gold Silver Bronze
 $3,000 +GST $1,500 +GST $500 +GST

View the program partnership prospectus here.

Covid Safe Guidelines:
The Australian Water Association has closely followed Government recommendations to develop COVIDSafe Guidelines for AWA events going forward. These guidelines will be in place at this event and have been developed to ensure attendee health and safety. Your support is also essential to keep this event COVIDSafe. We ask that delegates observe good hygiene and physical distancing at the event, where possible. If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend the event. Please notify Kyllie Whitehead (details below), in writing via email, at least 24 hours prior to the event, if you are unable to attend due to illness and you will receive a full refund (refunds will not be provided for no shows). In addition, please make sure that the direct contact details for the attendee are entered at the time of registration.

## We will make our best endeavours to provide the full program however some sites may change at the last minute due to resourcing matters and we will do our utmost to provide a suitable alternative, should this occur.

Please contact Kyllie Whitehead, tel 0448 146 222 or email wabranch@awa.asn.au if you require any further information.