Roadmap to develop Strategy 2030

Posted by: Brendan Guiney on 07/07/2023
Our Strategic Plan 2019-2024 is due for review.
As Water Directorate's Strategic Plan 2019-2024 enters its final year it's time to engage our stakeholders, confirm our mission and vision and set new strategic goals for the future. A summary of our current strategies in the plan:

  • Engage in a formal partnership with another water/infrastructure body or bodies
  • Support LGNSW to advocate for the regional water sector
  • Focus on capacity building for all LWU’s, with a focus on smaller councils
  • Re-think our governance arrangements
  • Increase collaboration across the sector
  • Improve reporting and benchmarking
  • Explore options to raise our profile
  • Explore options for increasing revenue

Additional strategic opportunities

In workshops over the last year or so, we have identified numerous opportunities to expand on the original strategies listed above:

  • Improving WHS performance in the water sector
  • LWU Workforce Development Plan
  • Attraction and retention of water professionals
  • Digital water utilities program
  • Research and innovation program
  • Financial sustainability and CSO’s
  • Public confidence in drinking water
  • Support LGNSW with water industry advocacy
  • Develop new partnership models, especially water alliances (Q-WRAP model)
  • Review of LWU powers and duties in the Local Government Act
  • Circular economy strategy for LWU’s
  • Net Zero Carbon Emissions strategy for LWU’s
  • Water utility twinning
  • Reconciliation Action Plan for LWU’s
  • Diversity and inclusion in workforce planning
  • Reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Expand our reach with Associate Membership 

July 2023: Where to from here?

We intend to engage with our stakeholders and confirm goals for the future over the next 12 months in the following manner:

We will be reaching out soon to our stakeholders to conduct surveys, interviews and workshops for consultation on Strategy 2030. Stay tuned!

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