The department’s overarching goal for this program is to work collaboratively with stakeholders to build a town water sector where:
- stakeholders, including the department, work together in partnership, sharing data and knowledge, consulting and collaborating with one another, and supporting each other where applicable
- local water utilities are supported to manage safe, secure and sustainable water supply and sewerage services in an efficient and customer-focused manner
- the regulation of local water utilities is focused on outcomes, based on risk and the maturity of local water utilities, and is fair and transparent. Regulators are accountable and well-coordinated.
Stakeholder Advisory Panel
A central element of the Town Water Risk Reduction Program is a partnership approach which aims to recognise and leverage the wealth of expertise within councils, local water utilities and relevant government agencies. The team will utilise the Stakeholder Advisory Panel to advise, help design, facilitate and refine the program and to identify broader engagement opportunities.
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