Join a GMW Working Group

GMW’s role is to efficiently manage, store and deliver water within northern Victoria. Included within GMW’s remit is an area generally known as the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District (GMID), the single largest irrigation asset in the country.

We are currently in a challenging and changing environment with changing climate and international markets impacting on our customers and GMW.

We must plan to deliver a confident future to ensure our customers and GMW remains sustainable now and into the foreseeable future.

To do this, GMW has commenced implementing our strategic plan.  Initially, GMW is seeking expressions of interest from customers, community and stakeholders to provide advice on the following projects:

  • the development of 25-Year GMID Asset Strategy; and
  • Tariff and Pricing Strategy that will set the method and manner by which revenue is collected from customers through pricing structures for services rendered.
Have your say

GMW is now calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for membership of the 25-Year GMID Asset Strategy and Tariff and Pricing Review Working Groups. The groups will provide customer, stakeholder and community input during the planning, development and implementation of these projects.

Role of the working groups

The role of the 25-Year GMID Strategy working group will be to objectively provide input and advice to GMW about:

  • The future service needs of customers within the GMID;
  • Innovative capital and/or maintenance activities on GMW assets that will assist in reducing the future cost of maintaining and renewing the assets; and
  • The opportunities to optimise the extent and utilisation of assets within the GMID.

For more information read the group’s draft Terms of Reference.

The role of the Tariff and Pricing Review Working Groups will be to objectively provide input and advice to GMW about:

  • The future service needs of customers as they relate to pricing options;
  • Pricing considerations from separate reviews of innovative capital and/or maintenance activities on GMW assets that will assist in reducing the future cost of assets.
  • Pricing considerations from the separate reviews of the opportunities to optimise the extent and utilisation of assets within GMW’s area of operations
  • The tools we use to enhance customer understanding about the revised Tariff and Pricing Strategy.

For more information read the group’s draft Terms of Reference.

Join a working group

Community and customer members will be appointed to a working group based on an Expression of Interest to an open selection process, including their response to the selection criteria. Applicants may be interviewed as part of the selection process.

Applicants must fill out an EOI form, addressing the selection criteria below:

  • Involvement in a diverse network that enables a sound understand of the needs of customers within the GMID and an ability to represent a range of views to the working group;
  • A demonstrated understanding of the GMID operations and its importance to the sustainability of GMW and communities within our region.
  • A knowledge, understanding and ability to objectively discuss the relationship between customer service levels, relevant asset infrastructure costs, and the arising costs to serve customers.
  • Interest in exploring innovative asset management techniques and encouraging investment in the GMID region. (If applying for the 25-Year GMID Asset Strategy Working Group)

Please note EOI need to be received until COB Friday, November 3, 2017 and must be sent to:

Daniel Irwin
40 Casey St
PO Box 165
Tatura VIC 3616

or emailed to ourfuture@gmwater.com.au