Policy Statements

Environmental Policy Statement

GMW is committed to the prevention of pollution, environment protection and sustainability initiatives by:

1. Minimising detrimental effects while maximising opportunities

We will achieve this through:

  • Complying with relevant legislation and applying a risk based approach that results in continual improvement.
  • Strengthening environmental expectations on our staff and contractors through effective environmental controls in our contracts.
  • Promoting awareness and understanding of sustainability and environmental issues to our staff.
  • Monitoring, measuring and reporting on our environmental performance.

2. Mitigating threats to delivering water services

We operate water systems within open catchments that are popular places to visit. To mitigate environmental threats to the delivery of water services from these activities and other physical climatic changes, we will:

  • Achieve compliance with relevant legislation and apply a risk based approach that results in continual improvement.
  • Strengthen environmental expectations on our staff and contractors through effective environmental controls in our contracts.
  • Promote awareness and understanding of sustainability and the environment.

3. Maintaining strategic involvement

There are a number of stakeholders interested in the management of our water storages and our delivery network, therefore we will:

  • Optimise internal and external stakeholder networks and partnerships to anticipate and prepare for future environmental changes that will impact on our sustainable delivery of water services.
  • Target stakeholder engagement to influence catchment outcomes of benefit to GMW activities and increase stakeholder confidence.
  • Capitalise on our expertise to deliver programs that contribute to reducing the region's irrigation environmental footprint.

Diane James AM - CHAIRMAN

Charmaine Quick - MANAGING DIRECTOR

Download our Environmental Policy Statement here.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy

Human safety is a core value.

GMW will, through a process of continuous improvement and periodic review, fully integrate health, safety and wellbeing into all aspects of our activities. We will achieve this by:

  • The systematic management of health, safety and wellbeing in all our activities Identifying hazards, assessing the risks and implementing the most effective controls to eliminate or manage both physical and psychosocial risks.
  • As a minimum ensuring compliance with all identified legal and other requirements.
  • Setting measurable objectives and targets aimed at identifying and controlling higher risk activities and increasing awareness of health, safety and wellbeing in line with this policy statement.
  • Providing adequate information, instruction, training or supervision to our employees and contractors.
  • Investigating all serious, including high potential incidents, developing and implementing actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Implementing effective injury management strategies and rehabilitation programs for all injured employees.

Senior management will encourage open communication and consultation to minimise risk to people, and will promote innovation and involvement in the development and improvement of a strong safety culture.

Accountability for our health, safety and wellbeing lies with all of us. The personal commitment and involvement of everyone working with us, driven from the highest levels, is essential for establishing and maintaining healthy and safe working environments.

Senior management will provide adequate resources to ensure working environments that are so far as is reasonably practicable safe and without risks to health. Our people will at all times take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their actions or omissions at work.

Diane James AM - CHAIRMAN

Charmaine Quick - MANAGING DIRECTOR

Download our Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy Statement here.