Latrobe Health Assembly

WaterWorks Project

09.01.2020

Project Objectives

WaterWorks was created and trialled by the Gippsland Community Leadership Program and was a community resource package aimed at enabling Gippsland towns to establish (and promote) free tap water refill options in the central business area by utilising existing tap water facilities in local businesses. The trial project was run in the township of Trafalgar.

The campaign based on the WaterWorks trial has been extended to the Latrobe Valley with the project being auspiced to Gippsland Water. Gippsland Water employed a project officer to manage the rollout of the WaterWorks project with the following towns represented:

WaterWorks was created and trialled by the Gippsland Community Leadership Program and was a community resource package aimed at enabling Gippsland towns to establish (and promote) free tap water refill options in the central business area by utilising existing tap water facilities in local businesses. The trial project was run in the township of Trafalgar.

The campaign based on the WaterWorks trial has been extended to the Latrobe Valley with the project being auspiced to Gippsland Water. Gippsland Water employed a project officer to manage the rollout of the WaterWorks project with the following towns represented:

Morwell = 23 businesses
Newborough = 2 businesses
Traralgon = 12 businesses
Glengarry = 1 business
Churchill = 5 businesses
Yinnar = 1 business
Moe = 8 businesses
Boolarra = 1 business
Toongabbie = 1 business

The signed-on businesses have received their water dispensers and shop front marketing material.

Following staffing changes at Gippsland Water, marketing of the initiative was delayed. Gippsland Water has recruited Stephanie Badger (internal recruitment) to facilitate the public rollout of the initiative with a launch event held on Tuesday 17 December at Legacy Place, Morwell. The event was well attended by project stakeholders, media, registered businesses and the general community.

Further details about the WaterWorks project are publically available at https://www.gippswater.com.au/choosetap?q=%2Fchoosetap

Status Update