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Werribee Bacchus Marsh Customer Consultative Committee

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The Werribee Bacchus Marsh Customer Consultative Committee (WBMCCC) is Southern Rural Water’s customer advisory group for the Werribee and Bacchus Marsh Irrigation Districts. It provides an open forum for raising and discussing issues relevant to customers and SRW’s Western Irrigation Business.

  • Members

    Erin Peelman – Chairperson WID

    Erin joined the committee in 2016 and is relatively new to vegetable farming. She is currently working in a small family-run farming business in Bacchus Marsh that specialises in the production of beetroot, parsley, coriander, spring onions and seasonal produce like radish and silver beet. Erin would like to help create diversity on the committee by bringing a female perspective and to be a voice for the smaller growers in the region. Erin hopes to encourage more women to become involved in what happens on the farm and feel like they have someone that they can approach on the committee. Contact Erin on 0412 827 525.


    Andrew Christou – Committee Member WID

    Andrew joined the committee in 2014. He has lived in the Werribee irrigation district for 50 years, farming for more than 30 years. Andrew joined the committee because he felt that the district needed some new customer representatives and a different voice. Contact Andrew on 0412 515 740.


    Tony Caon – Committee Member WID

    Tony joined the committee in 2018. He is the Sustainability Manager at Werribee Open Range Zoo which is one of SRW’s more diverse customers. Tony joined the Zoo in 2017 and brings more than 20 years of environmental management experience, including seven years as the regional Asia Pacific and Africa, Environmental Manager of Ford Motor Company.  Tony has experience in water supply, quality and treatment having worked with many water authorities across the region. Contact Tony on 03 9731 9618 or email tcaon@zoo.org.au


     

    Amedeo Mason – Committee Member WID

    Amedeo (Amo) has been a member of the committee since 2012. He is a major partner of Mason Bros Vegetable Farms, a large vegetable farming enterprise in Werribee South, and has worked with his father and brother to grow the business over the last 17 years. Amo is also a member of the Vegetable Growers Association (VGA) and the Victorian Farming Federation (VFF). His focus is on consistent improvement and continued growth of the business and the viability of the Werribee irrigation district. Contact Amo on 0402 127 120. 


    Paul Temuskos – Committee Member 


    Odino Boratto – Committee Member


     

  • Role of the committee

    This committee meets every two months and is responsible for:

    • Providing customer perspective on our Western Irrigation Business including our future plans, prices, investments,
      budgets and performance indicators;
    • Providing input into system and service improvements;
    • Advising on tariff structures, pricing and billing;
    • Advising on customer communications;
    • Helping shape positive external stakeholder views on the Werribee and Bacchus Marsh Irrigation Districts
    • assisting SRW improve relationships with our customers

    Members are selected to ensure that a broad range of customer views are heard. Each member brings a wide range of experience which helps us respond to the changing needs of our customers. Committee member appointments are for four year terms, with the option to renominate at the end of the term. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to have an issue discussed at a meeting, please contact us on 5139 3100.

Agenda and minutes