Urban Water Technical Committee
This committee, formerly the Water and Waste Water Committee, is helping WBBROC to take a proactive approach to water management. In May 2016, Steve Brown was engaged as WBBROC's Regional Water Coordinator (with the support of State Government QWRAP funding) for a 2-year period. The Regional Water Coordinator is assisting the Committee in its work for WBBROC.
The Committee and the Regional Water Coordinator advise WBBROC on business solutions appropriate for this region.
This approach is being used by WBBROC to make sure that Councils don’t have inappropriate solutions developed by central Government in Canberra or Brisbane.
The aim is to identify appropriate solutions to help all stakeholders (Local, State and Federal Government, as well as the community) to better manage the risks and issues around urban water provision and security.
The Regional Water Coordinator assisted WBBROC to establish a regional Water Alliance. The WBBROC Water Alliance and Regional Water Coordinator are helping Councils reduce costs by combining their procurement, as well as helping Councils to ensure that their projects receive peer review or expert scrutiny. This will ensure the best value for money for each Council. This was done some time ago for the regional sewer relining tender. It was so successful, that it won an IPWEAQ Award.