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Regional Water Champions Event

Icon of a calendar 26 Oct, 2023 | Small clock icon 5:30pm-7.30PM ADST

Join the NSW Regional Water Champions to share in the next installment of storytelling on the importance of water, this time through the personal perspectives of First Nations People including and celebrating an award-winning project for the Aboriginal community of Jubullum.

Three speakers will discuss the importance of water, the connections they share with water and stories from a personal and community perspective.

This will be followed by a discussion panel with our speakers, where attendees will be able to participate and discuss where and how they have experienced storytelling, and its importance within the industry.

This hybrid event is offered online and in seven in-person Hubs across New South Wales and the Northern Territory.  Food and refreshments will be available to those attending the Hubs.

Guest Speakers 

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 Tom Atwood
Senior Project Officer | NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Tom Attwood is a Senior Project Engineer at the NSW Department of Planning and Environment working on the Aboriginal Communities Water and Sewerage Program.  A Civil Engineer with 10 years’ experience in the water industry, Tom has worked in both the private and public sector, including at Power and Water in the NT, GHD, and DPE. Tom is committed to empowering and improving the lives of Aboriginal people, and has worked with Aboriginal Communities across NSW and the Northern Territory.


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The Dharriwaa Elders Group

A representative of the Dharriwaa Elders Group will discuss the importance of water, the connections they share with water and stories from a personal and community perspective.


 More details on the speakers will follow.

Event Details
Date Thursday 26 October 2023

5:30pm - 7.30pm AEDT NSW

4.00pm - 6.00pm ACST Northern Territory

Hub Locations

  1. Newcastle – Beca Hunter H2O –19 Spit Island Close, Mayfield West NSW 
  2. Taree - MidCoast Council –2 Biripi Way, Taree South, NSW 
  3. Orange - Orange City Council Civic Centre, 135 Byng Street, Orange NSW 
  4. Wyong - Nexus Smart Hub, Level 2, 3 Amy Close WYONG NSW 
  5. Parramatta - DPE Office, 4 Parramatta Square, 12 Darcy Street, Parramatta NSW 
  6. Darwin – WGA Office - Suite 7/9 Keith Lane, Fannie Bay NT 
  7. Alice Springs – the Desert Knowledge Precinct: Corkwood Room, South, Stuart Hwy, Alice Springs NT.
  8. Online and Boardroom Pass Bookings



Hubs: Onsite registration

Online registration


Please contact Christine Roberts, Member Engagement Manager, with any queries in relation to this event on or phone 02 9467 8424.

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