Strategic partnerships

We’re forging bold, new strategic partnerships, cementing our position as a key partner in the economic, social, environmental and cultural prosperity of our region.

Today, Barwon Water renewed its commitment to Future Proofing Geelong, and yesterday signed a partnership agreement with The Gordon. In September, we formalised our partnership with Surf Coast Shire Council, and we’re working with local leaders including Deakin University and the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority to further strengthen our working relationships.


Future Proofing Geelong

Barwon Water today renewed its commitment to Future Proofing Geelong, signing a new three-year Memorandum of Understanding.
Adapting to climate change is pivotal to our core business, and – as a major greenhouse emitter – mitigating our own impacts is essential to ongoing regional prosperity.

By joining forces with the City of Greater Geelong and other local leaders, we are advancing the sustainability of the region, attracting investment and jobs in clean technology, and developing Geelong as a showcase of a community transitioning to a low carbon economy.

Barwon Water Managing Director Tracey Slatter (third from right) joins local leaders in signing the Future Proofing Geelong Memorandum of Understanding at The Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. 


The Gordon

Yesterday, Barwon Water officially recognised a long-standing relationship with The Gordon.

More than simply an employer of choice for Gordon graduates, we’re looking ahead to a range of collaborations to achieve tangible and lasting benefits for the community.

In particular, we’re excited about working together to lead the region in the renewable energy space; leveraging the synergies of The Gordon’s innovation and excellence as a niche skills provider with Barwon Water’s commitment to building cleaner and greener infrastructure – such as the large-scale solar array soon to be built at Black Rock.


Surf Coast Shire Council

Our three-year partnership agreement with Surf Coast Shire Council focuses on renewable energy projects, connected communities, shared services and urban planning with the ultimate goal of delivering regional prosperity to the community.

We’re also exploring opportunities to consider shared procurement, shared project management services to deliver large-scale infrastructure, and placements and secondments for our employees.


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