Queensland Advisory Committee
Marcus Boyd from the Toowoomba Regional Council has been elected as the Chairperson of the WIOA Queensland Advisory Committee for the next 12 month period that will conclude in September 2013. Marcus succeeds Jason Krzciuk (Origin Energy) who was the inaugural Chairperson, and did a terrific job in instigating a number of Queensland based events.
WIOA is an Incorporated Association and invites Membership from any persons responsible for carrying out the whole, or part operation and maintenance of any facet of the Water Industry. Members may be derived from the Private or Public Sector.
2012Water Industry Interest Day & Tour Wetalla Reclamation Facility - Toowoomba
2012 Queensland Workshop - Gold Coast
2012 Bundamba AWTP Workshop & Site Tour - SEQWater
2012 Murumba Downs Site Tour - Unity Water
2012 KSB Pump Workshop - KSB Pumps
Formation of the Queensland Advisory Committee
Following on from the successful implementation of the Tasmanian Advisory Committee .The state of Queensland formed its own Advisory Committee to support the ongoing success of the (WIOA) Water Industry Operators Association and all associated members within Queensland.
The formation of the Queensland advisory committee took place August 2011 with WIOA EO George Wall and COO Craig Mathisen present on the day. Approximately 12-15 representatives from a wide cross section of the state were present and were fully in support of the implementation of a Queensland advisory committee. Each and every representative is an ongoing and active member of the current committee.
Once the committee had been formed it was straight to work with the implementation of a number of programmed workshops and events. The committee has been active and organised a number of successful workshops to date with every workshop filled to capacity. Just in brief current workshops to date have included a Tour of KSB pumps new facility in Bundamba with hands on practical, half day field trip to Murrumba Downs STP upgrade, half day workshop including a plant tour of the advanced water treatment plant located at Bundamba. I would like to thank the organisations that have hosted these events, those who have supported them by sending participants and the individuals that have made them happen. The committee has also been active in providing key contacts to individuals and businesses to allow them to succeed, be it holidays, tours or workshops.
The resent 37th Annual Queensland Water Industry Operations Workshop and Exhibition was well supported by the current advisory committee and other Queensland representatives making it a great success. The advisory committee would like to thank each and every one that contributed on making it a success.
The committee has met twice since implementation and discussed how we can spread the workshops across a greater area like far north and west Queensland and finding key contacts to help with implementation of future events.
With regards to future calendar events proposed we have Solar Drying in Toowoomba, Effluent reuse & WWTP tour in Harvey Bay and the WIOA Water Industry Workshop again in June 2013.
If you have any ideas on how you think WIOA and the Qld Advisory Committee can be of assistance to anyone in the industry, please don’t hesitate to let any of the committee members know. The committee will discuss any ideas or suggestions at future meetings.
Inagural WIOA Queensland Advisory Committee Chairperson
Last updated on