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VIC YWP Regional Study Tour 2023

Icon of a calendar 8 Sep, 2023 - 9 Sep, 2023 | Small clock icon 7.30am Fri - 3.30pm Sat | Icon of a map pin Shepparton

***SOLD OUT***  Come and join the Victorian YWPs for an exciting adventure on the 2023 Regional Study Tour, exploring the theme: Life Along the Waterways: Navigating the Tides of Change.

Over two days, we will explore various sites across Victoria's North East, where you'll have the opportunity to engage in interactive workshops, visit interesting locations, attend captivating presentations, and gain insights into the latest technology. There will be plenty of networking opportunities for you to connect with like-minded individuals.

Date Friday 8 - Saturday 9 September 2023
Time 7.15am Friday - 3.30pm Saturday 
Location Shepparton, Victoria

The Two Day Program

Day 1 - Friday 8 September
7.30 am Depart Southern Cross Railway station bus terminal
10.15 am Goulburn Murray Water, Shepparton for three engaging sessions
Morning tea break - "Water you up to during this tea break? Just steeping and hydrating!"
Session 1 - Goulburn Murray Water - Intro to the Gunbower Creek fishways site tour
At this workshop you'll get an insight into what Goulburn Murray Water are doing to Gunbower Creek.
Session 2  - Warwick Bishop (Water Technology)
Learn about what Water Technology is working on and how they are using Catchments and Floodplain solutions to help prevent cities like Shepparton from flooding again.
Session 3 - Simon Casanelia (Goulburn Broken CMA)
Get your crash course on environmental flows and the importance of keeping water for the environment.
 Lunch break, followed by bus travel to Gunbower Creek
 3 pm (approx.) Site visit with Goulburn Murry Water to  Gunbower Creek
Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is set to begin preliminary inspections and investigations for the construction of fishways at the Koondrook and Cohuna Weirs along Gunbower Creek. These fishways will facilitate the movement of native fish upstream and downstream, connecting the stretch of Gunbower Creek between Koondrook Weir and the National Channel Inlet Regulator. The project is a collaboration involving GMW, the North Central Catchment Management Authority, the Department of Land, Water and Planning, and the Victorian Environmental Water Holder. The fishways' innovative design aims to benefit a diverse range of fish species, including the endangered Murray cod. The work is scheduled to take place from February to October 2021, mainly during the irrigation season shutdown, and efforts will be made to minimize the local community's aesthetic impact. These fishways are expected to boost local wildlife and support nature-based tourism.
Check into your overnight accommodation at the Parklake Hotel.
 Networking dinner - network, connect and get to know your fellow tour companions at the group dinner, it will be a relaxed night in a beautiful location.   

 Day 2 - Saturday 9 September 

Breakfast at Parklake Hotel
 9.00 am, Depart Goulburn Valley Water
Session 1 - Embedding regional resilience using a circular economy
GVW circular economy approach, including:
  • HRAL and biogas generation (part of site visit)
  • Opportunities to support regional circular economy initiatives (discussion)
  • Reuse of recycled water for agriculture (part of site visit)
Session 2 - Supporting and partnering with Traditional Owners
Discussion of example projects. At Shepparton WMF this would include the tree harvesting project (part of site visit)
Lunch at Nagambie Lakes then depart for Melbourne
 4.30 pm arrive at Southern Cross Railway Station bus terminal

Registration Options

Registration Type Member Rate Non-Member Rate
All-inclusive tour registration
All transport, accommodation, food, networking, workshops and site visits
$370 $520
Concession all-inclusive tour *
All transport, accommodation, food, networking, workshops and site visits
$320 $448

Notes:  Delegates must be an AWA concession member (student, retired) to receive concession member rates.

Discover the Benefits: Click Here for Information on Justifying Your Attendance at the Regional Study Tour! We recognise that obtaining approval from your employer to attend such events may require some justification. To assist you in making your case, we have compiled a helpful document why participating in the YWP VIC Regional Study Tour will prove beneficial for both you and your organisation. 

This event would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors

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For more information contact 

Natasha Sharrock, Member Engagement Manager Victoria.
Ph: 02 9467 8423

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