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WA Sundowner May 2023

Icon of a calendar 17 May, 2023 | Small clock icon 5:15pm – 6:30pm WST | Icon of a map pin WSP Office, Level 3 - Mia Yellagonga Tower 2, 5 Spring Street, Perth WA 6000


From February to October the WA Branch Committee will host monthly informal networking events in the form of after-work Sundowner drinks. Each month we'll have an interesting topic for discussion and the opportunity to meet and catch up with other AWA members and non-members.

Event Details

Date Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Time 5.15pm - 6.30pm WST
Venue WSP Offices   

Level 3, Mia Yellagonga Tower 2
5 Spring Street, Perth WA 6000


This is a free event however registration is required - see below to register.
Drinks and nibbles will be provided.  

Reflections of Delivering Water to Remote Communities
WSP, working closely with the Department of Communities, is the Contracted State Program Manager for REMS (RAESP), overseeing the management and performance of water quality as well as providing power, water and wastewater services to 143 Aboriginal communities across remote WA. 

The program challenges have included the communities’ very remote and isolated nature and the limited available funding for asset improvements, upgrades or replacements and has provided invaluable insights into the challenges of managing remote infrastructure as well as the unique social, political and environmental issues impacting remote communities. WSP’s expertise and experience working with remote Aboriginal communities and managing remote infrastructure service delivery helped overcome these challenges.

On the 1st April 2023 the Water and Wastewater program started transitioning to Water Corporation - the WSP team is taking the opportunity of this transition to reflect on key lessons learned and look forward to sharing their insights with you at the May Sundowner.

Guest Speaker

Trevor Tann, Principal Consultant, Team Leader - Program Delivery West, WSP
For over 35 years Trevor has worked with the WA Government and WSP in various roles, specialising in Aboriginal affairs and remote service delivery. He has also been the senior policy adviser to two WA Government Ministers. His work in the WA State Government included the establishment and management of several successful and award-winning programs impacting on remote communities including the Remote Area Essential Services Program (RAESP/REMS) and the Planning for Aboriginal Communities Program. Trevor is the WSP team lead for Program Delivery in WA and the current Project Director for a number of challenging projects in remote areas of the State, including the Remote Essential and Municipal Services Program.

Would your organisation like to host a 2023 Sundowner?
In 2023 we're offering our Corporate Members the opportunity to host a sundowner at your office/premises. As a host you will have the opportunity for a 5 minute business pitch and the opportunity to provide a speaker or the AWA will source a guest speaker and in return, all we ask is that you provide us with a space for around 30-40 people with some drinks and nibbles. Express your hosting interest here

COVIDSafe Guidelines
The Australian Water Association has closely followed Government recommendations to develop COVIDSafe Guidelines for AWA events going forward. These guidelines will be in place at this event and have been developed to ensure attendee health and safety. Your support is also essential to keep this event COVIDSafe. We ask that delegates observe good hygiene and physical distancing at the event, where possible. If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend the event.

Our sundowners are free for both members and non-members and you are welcome to bring a friend. 

Any queries regarding this event should be directed to: 
Kyllie Whitehead, Member Engagement Manager - WA & NT
Email | Tel 02 9467 8420

Thank you to our May Sundowner Host


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