Have your say on our water future

Busselton Water is calling for four community members to join its Customer Advisory Group (CAG).

Busselton Water CEO Chris Elliott said the CAG is an important part of guiding the corporation’s role within the community and the future of water management in the area, and also provides valuable feedback on customer-related matters.

“Community participation is essential to effective service delivery and the CAG is our key stakeholder forum bringing different knowledge and experience to the table,” Mr Elliott said.

“We use the meetings to gain advice on issues affecting our customers, including policy, strategic initiatives, operations and service levels. CAG members provide a conduit between Busselton Water and customers on the range of services provided and any issues that need to be addressed.

“If you have valuable ideas to contribute to the water planning in the area and can spare two days a year, we would like to hear from you.”

Current CAG members include representatives from the City of Busselton, the Busselton Chamber of Commerce and Industry, local schools and residential and business customers.

Landscape gardener and owner of GO Gardens Morgan Hoyes has been a member of CAG for two years, after moving to Busselton four years ago.

“Growing up in rural Australia and working as a landscape gardener focussing on kitchen gardens, I realised that I had a vested interest in our water, and conserving it,” Morgan said.

“I wanted to make sure that I was across where the water in Busselton comes from, how we use it and how we can use it better for generations to come.”

Expressions of interest to join the group are sought from a diverse range of people throughout Busselton Water’s service area.

Formed in 2013, the CAG works closely with the corporation’s Board and executive team. The group meets twice a year, in November and May with a full-day agenda that includes field trips, guest speakers, and formal sessions on customer related issues.

“We encourage all our CAG members, through their own community networks, to contribute to discussions, raise issues of concern, and provide feedback,” Mr Elliott said.

Membership is voluntary and nominees will be selected and appointed by the Busselton Water Board. Members are asked to serve at least a two-year term.

To apply, fill in an expression of interest form. For more information contact Diane Depiazz on 08 9781 0500.