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Werribee Bacchus Marsh Customer Consultative Committee

The Southern Groundwater and Rivers Forum is an advisory committee of the Southern Rural Water Board.

It meets several times a year and provides:

  • An influential forum to help shape water policy
  • High-level input into plans for our Groundwater and Rivers business
  • A strong communication link between Southern Rural Water and our customers

Southern Groundwater and Rivers Forum Vacancies

Do you run a farm or rural business that relies on groundwater, on-farm dams or river extraction?

Do you want to have a voice in helping Southern Rural Water make decisions about the management of water from groundwater and rivers?

We’re seeking current groundwater or surface water licence-holders from a range of agriculture and horticulture operations to join SGRF:

  • We want a diverse membership on this advisory group to recognise the diversity in the regions where we operate.
  • You will have a strong community or industry network
  • Members advise Southern Rural Water on rural water priorities, bring new ideas and help shape policy.

Meetings are held four times a year. Members are compensated for time and travel.

To apply complete the nomination form below and email to

SGRF Information pack 2018
SGRF Nomination form 2018

Nominations close – 18 July 2018


Members of the forum include:

  • Ross Ingram (vegetables, Bairnsdale) – Chair
  • Bruce Vallance (dairy, Nirranda)
  • Matt Gleeson (dairy, Morwell)
  • Damian Moore (dairy and beef, Yarram)
  • Pat Toohey (beef and cereal, Springbank)
  • Tom Wallace (dairy, Kilmany)
  • Liz Clay (organic horticulturalist, Noojee )
  • David Hotchkin (potato and sheep, Thorpdale)
Meeting schedule 2018

March 22, Thursday – Cancelled
June 7, Thursday
September 6, Frdiay
December 5, Thursday

Agenda and minutes

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