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QLD Regional Technical Event 2024

Icon of a calendar 21 Mar, 2024 | Small clock icon From 7.30am | Icon of a map pin Hervey Bay

The AWA Queensland Branch is pleased to host its next Technical Event in Hervey Bay. With thanks to our host Fraser Coast Regional Council, we invite you to join us for presentations and site tours to explore 'Regional Resourcefulness: Making the Most Out of What You've Got'. 

The Fraser Coast is leading the way in protecting its world-class natural and cultural assets for current and future generations. Hervey Bay was crowned the first Whale Heritage Site in 2019 and is the gateway to K'Gari (Fraser Island), while Maryborough can lay claim to Mary Poppins. 

Providing safe, reliable and efficient water and wastewater services is a core pillar for the Fraser Coast and the regions. As competition for talent intensifies during a national skills shortage, the focus is on balancing growth with prudent management of resources and assets - making the most of what is available. 

This event will feature speakers from across the water sector to share their strategies of optimising their resources and delivering clever solutions as part of a continuing commitment to best practice water management. 

Join us in Hervey Bay for presentations and a panel discussion followed by morning tea thanks to our host, Fraser Coast Regional Council and will continue with site tours across Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

Delegates are invited to meet for an informal dinner (at your own cost) on Wednesday 20 March at The Dock, Mantra Resort, 2 Buccaneer Drive, Urangan. Please indicate in your registration if you're able to join us for dinner.

Event Details


Wednesday 20 March
6.00pm - Informal Dinner, The Dock, Mantra Resort, Urangan (at own cost)

Thursday 21 March
7.00am - Registration

7.30am - Presentations
"Fraser Coast Water Grid" - Megan Kraft, Stantec
"Optimization of the treatment process to minimize disinfection by-product formation" - Bal Krishna, Bundaberg Regional Council
"Ammonia Recovery Pilot Plant at Aubinville STP" - Garry Henderson, Dreamtime Technologies

9.30am - Morning Tea hosted by Fraser Coast Regional Council

10.30am - Site Tours
Pulgul STP, Cicada Lane, Urangan
Hebblewhite Reuse Farm, Hebblewhite Road, Nikenbah
Aubinville STP, Errol Street, Aubinville

12.30pm - Close


Oaks Hervey Bay Resort and Spa
569/571 Esplanade, Urangan


Registrations are now closed. Please contact Carlie Sargent on 0418 759450 for any last minute requests.

Hervey Bay Event Registration

Member $45

Non-Member $65

Concession Member $25


Registration Closed
Thanks to the Queensland Regional Technical Event Sponsor
Fraser Coast


Please contact Carlie Sargent, Member Engagement Manager - Queensland, with any queries in relation to this event on or phone 02 9467 8451.

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