Centroc member Councils are proud to deliver secure quality water supplies to their communities working collectively to deliver efficiencies and improve the quality of service in this sector through regional procurement of Best Practice Plans, asset management services and compliance based training.
The need for the region to work co-operatively was identified in the national award winning Centroc Water Security Study. Adopting the successful Lower Macquarie Water Utilities Alliance model, the Centroc Water Utilities Alliance (CWUA) was established in 2009.
The Alliance comprises 13 Central NSW Councils including Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Hilltops, Lachlan, Lithgow, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Upper Lachlan, Weddin as well as Central Tablelands Water.
The Alliance reports to the Centroc Board via the General Managers Advisory Committee and has been established under S 355(d) of the NSW Local Government Act (1993). Chaired by Andrew Francis, Director of Infrastructure, Parkes Shire Council, the Alliance comprises an Executive of members from 5 councils and meets bi-monthly.
The CWUA is receiving national recognition as an example of Councils working collaboratively and innovatively to deliver efficient, cost effective water and sewer infrastructure and services for their communities.
Achievements to date:
– Regional Drought Management Plan; and
– Regional Strategic Business Plan.
– Smoke testing for reticulation
– Pipe relining
– Asset valuations.
The Centroc Water Utilities Alliance has developed a Toolkit containing information, tools and resources to help groups of Councils set-up a Water Utilities Alliance in line with the model used by the Centroc group of Councils. For more information contact Meredith Macpherson, Program Manager, Centroc Water Utilities Alliance firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0427 451 085