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Stormwater Industry Association Ltd

ACN 093578164


Date of Notice: Issued 21 November 2019

The Annual General Meeting of members of Stormwater Australia will be held by Zoom conference call on 12/12/19. The meeting will commence at 12pm AEST.  

As per the revised Constitution adopted at the 2018 AGM, Stormwater Australia calls for nominations for a number of 4 Board positions to be filled. Directors serve on a rotating 3 year basis, and these appointments will ensure corporate knowledge is maintained. As a national body, our Board is required to represent different state jurisdictions and all members to achieve a balance, and candidates will be assessed on relevant experience and knowledge of different states in accordance with key selection criteria outlined on the Stormwater Australia website Call for Directors. Candidates will be assessed by the Nominations Committee consisting of current Board members, State Association representatives and an independent, external probity advisor.  

Interested candidates should read the Information Pack and submit their application by 14th November 2019.

Call for Directors Information Pack

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With some key initiatives being implemented in 2019 and 2020, the Board is seeking a skilled Administration Officer to support these activities.

The Role: This casual/part-time role can be provided remotely, so the geographic location of candidates is not critical. However, Board Meetings are presently held in Brisbane, so SEQ candidates would be preferable. The role is responsible for providing a range of administrative support activities including:

  • Receiving and responding to email/website enquiries; 
  • Membership database management; 
  • Organising Board & sub-committee meetings, including Zoom bookings, preparation of agendas, Minutes, Action Lists and Board papers;
  • Preparing, processing, receiving and payment of invoices;
  • Preparation and management of the Stormwater Australia Linkedin page;
  • Preparation and circulation of monthly email communication to national membership;
  • Approximately 8 hours of book-keeping each month (MYOB or XERO experience desirable);

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SQIDEP evaluations are now up and running, and we have been informed the first applications are being prepared.  

Stormwater Australia is pleased to announce the following Governance Panel appointees:

Mr Andrew Swindells (BA, LLB, LLM) - experienced Barrister, Sessional member QCAT & CCT, Former Officer Victoria Mining Warden Court & Executive Officer Crime & Misconduct Commission, and dispute resolution/mediation expert.

Professor Veeriah Jegatheesan (Jega)(B.Sc.Eng. Hons, M.Eng., PhD) - experienced academic and water/wastewater/resource recovery/novel & hybrid technologies expert, Director Water Effective Technologies & Tools Centre RMIT, and former consultant to Sydney Water.

Mr Meghraj Thakkar (B.Eng., M.CSc.) - Director Stormwater Australia, risk management, governance, project management and data analytics professional, business owner and author.

Negotiations are continuing with others to fill a maximum of 5 positions.

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Stormwater Australia is pleased to announce the following organisations have nominated to contribute to the Technical Review Panel to assess the criteria of the SQIDEP protocol and emerging science, research and industry findings;

  • South Australian Environmental Protection Agency
  • Queensland Department of Environment and Science
  • Swinburne University
  • UNSW
    University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Stormwater and Infrastructure Asset Management Solutions
  • Craig & Rhodes/Storm Consulting
  • WGA

with further panellists to be annouced in due course.

A program for the Technical Review will also be released in coming months.

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Following the launch of the Stormwater Quality Improvement Device Evaluation Protocol (SQIDEP) in December 2018, Stormwater Australia is now calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for interested parties to serve on the Independent Evaluation Panel (IEP) and be responsible for the assessment of submissions.

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On 7th March 2019, the Stormwater Australia Board issued a Public Notice regarding the registration of the Stormwater Australia trading name by another organisation.

The Stormwater Australia Board is pleased to advise members that the Stormwater Australia trading name has subsequently been transferred to the Association, effective 21st March 2019.

2019 Peter Coombes award

Dr Mike Barry and Dr Peter Coombes were awarded the 2018 GN Alexander Medal by the Engineers Australia National Committee on Water Engineering for their systems framework research into the Melbourne and Sydney regions, this follows a runner up for the development of the systems framework approaches in 2014.