North Queensland Regional Conference 2019

North Queensland Regional Conference 2019
The QLD Branch would like to invite you to attend this exciting conference which will focus on the theme of “Water – Delivering Health, Amenity and Prosperity”.

Water – Delivering Health, Amenity and Prosperity
Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 August 2019
The Ville Resort
Sir Leslie Thiess Dr, Townsville QLD 4810

The Conference will present a broad range of presentations related to the water industry and the vital services it provides to the North Queensland community and surrounding environment to enable health, amenity and prosperity.

Through tourism and industry, the North Queensland region is a major contributor to the Queensland economy. These vital industries and the accompanying workforce require fundamental services that make the whole North Queensland region a great place to live and invest. To support this, the water industry must do more than just provide clean drinking water and must be fully engaged with the community to deliver services that provide a foundation for liveability.

The conference will continue to provide the strong technical and social direction that has become synonymous with the event in previous years. Papers and keynote sessions will provide insights into the emerging trends and challenges in the region – from high-tech solutions to low-cost, minimalist ideas. Your standard operating procedure could be the solution to somebody else’s challenge. Supporting the conference is the Trade Exhibition, where delegates will have the opportunity to see all the latest water products and services on the market.  The Conference provides several networking opportunities for delegates and exhibitors including Meet the Trade Drinks and the Conference Dinner on Wednesday 14 August.

The series of North Queensland Regional Conferences have been very successful over the years, with over 130 people attending recent regional conferences.


View the program, speaker abstracts and bios
View the exhibitor list

Event App 

In an effort to reduce waste and walk the talk on sustainability, we are excited to launch our very first North Queensland Regional Conference Event App. The App will be your one-stop-shop for everything you need before and during the Conference. It provides you with the latest event program, allows you to delve into speaker bios and abstracts, view exhibitor and sponsor information, favourite sessions to build your own agenda and access professional networking opportunities. The Event App will replace the printed onsite program and buyer’s guide. 
The App can be viewed on any mobile device, tablet, laptop or computer via your internet browser:
For detailed instructions on accessing the Event App and saving the app to your device click here .

Should you not have access to a device for real-time access, we suggest that you download and print our print-friendly versions below:
Conference Program

Conference Dinner 

At the Ville Resort (ticket included in Full Conference Registration)

Conference Site Tours
To complement our exciting conference program, we are pleased to announce two site tours. These site tours can be added at the time of registration. If you are already registered and would like to add one or both of the below tours to your registration, please contact Katie Trevor.
Pre-conference Site Tour: The Haughton Pipeline 
Conference Host Sponsor Townsville Water and Waste together with tour sponsor BMD, will showcase the various sites of the Haughton Pipeline Duplication project. The Project scheduled to be completed in 2020 involves the duplication of a fully functioning and sustainable 36.5km pipeline from the Haughton Pump Station to the Ross River Dam. Read more about the project here. 
Tour Details:
Date: Tuesday, 13 August 2019 
Time: 2.20pm – 6.00pm, followed by a drink and some nibbles at The Ville Resort. 
Pickup and drop-off: The Ville Resort, Townsville (bus will depart at 2.30pm)
PPE Requirements: Please wear safety boots, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and safety vest. 
Cost: $25 per person (includes nibbles and a drink on arrival back at The Ville Resort at 6pm)

Post-conference Site Tour: Cleveland Bay Purification Plant 

Conference Host Sponsor Townsville Water and Waste, together with joint tour sponsors Hunter H20 and AECOM will showcase the recent upgrades to the Cleveland Bay Purification Plant. Once considered the largest membrane bioreactor treatment plant in the southern hemisphere, Cleveland Bay is the largest wastewater treatment plant in Townsville. The Cleveland Bay Purification Plant will also be the future home to the recycled water re-use plant which will produce high quality recycled water to be used on sporting fields, public spaces and for industrial use.
Tour Details:
Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
Time: 2.35pm – 6.15pm 
Pickup and drop-off: The Ville Resort, Townsville (bus will depart at 2.45pm)
PPE Requirements: Please wear safety boots, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and safety vest. 
Cost: $15 per person 

Registration - CLOSED


 Registration type       Member      

Earlybird Full Conference Registration (includes dinner 14/8) - CLOSED
 $590 $830
Standard Full Conference Registration (includes dinner 14/8)  $650 $910
One-day Conference Registration
Speaker - Earlybird - Full Conference Registration (includes Dinner 14/8)   $530  $750
Speaker - Standard Full Conference Registration (includes dinner 14/8)  $580 $820

1. Earlybird closes midnight Friday, 12 July 2019 - CLOSED
2. A one-day conference registrations does not include a dinner ticket. Should you wish to attend the dinner, you must purchase a dinner ticket ($100) in addition to your registration.
3. If you are an employee of a corporate member of the Association you are entitled to the member rate.

Registrations are now closed - please contact

Accommodation at the Venue
Discount rates at The Ville Casino and Resort have been organised for conference attendees. Guests will need to call the hotel direct to book on +61 7 4722 2333 and quote the discount code "AWATER". 

Staying in Townsville for the weekend?
Check out this Holiday and Travel Guide

For more information please contact:

Conference: KATIE TREVOR, Senior Events Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8419 | E:
Trade Exhibition: STEPHEN COMEY, Senior Exhibition Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8406 | E:
Sponsorship: ELANA HUTHNANCE, Membership & Sponsorship Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8417  | E:

Thank you to our generous sponsors


14/08/2019 - 15/08/2019

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