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  • News

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    2019 ACLCA VIC Executive Committee:

    President: Helen Taylor (Senversa)
    Vice President: Ben Coughlan (GHD)
    Treasurer: Kevin Masterton (AEA)
    Secretary: Sheridan Chapman (Greencap)
    Ordinary Committee Members: Shane Giliam (WSP), Clinton Smiljanic (EES), Ewan Cook (Arcadis), William Minehan (Prensa), Will McCance (Bluesphere)
    Immediate Past President: Jean Meaklim (Greencap)>

    Thank-you to our past Committee members for your support and commitment over the last several years: President: Jean Meaklim, Vice President: Helen Taylor, Treasurer: Shin Yi Siew (GHD), Secretary: Ben Coughlan, Ordinary Committee Members: Richard Evans (EP Risk), Shane Giliam, Clinton Smiljanic, Ewan Cook, Kevin Masterton and William Minehan. Immediate Past President: Katie Richardson (Senversa)>


    Revised Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Freshwater and Marine Water Quality 

    Revision of the Guidelines

    The Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality, (previously known as ANZECC 2000) were recently updated. The revision of the Guidelines was a joint project of the Australian and New Zealand and Australian State and Territory Governments (ANZAST). The guidelines can be found at

    Key revisions include:

    • The water quality management framework has been expanded and strengthened, including the development of conceptual models for natural systems.
    • Information on recreational and drinking water has been removed as the water quality and health guidelines already cover these topics (Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2011 and Guidelines for Managing Risks in Recreational Water 2008).
    • Ecosystem information specific to regional location has been updated to provide for improved targeted biological assessment.
    • Guidance on cultural and spiritual values of water resources is now incorporated in the Guidelines.


    Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018

    The Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018 provides the foundation for a transformation of Victoria’s environment protection laws and Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA).

    More information about the Bill, including an informative 5-page Fact Sheet explaining the major changes, is available on DELWP’s website. 


    ACLCA Funded Project - PFAS in Groundwater 

    In 2017 ACLCA funded a project conducted by RMIT University to investigate sources of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to groundwater west of Melbourne, Australia.

    The project investigated wastewater impacted groundwater in the Werribee Irrigation District and groundwater adjacent to legacy landfill sites in Newport and Sunshine. The results of the findings of the investigations in the Werribee Irrigation District were published in Science of the Total Environment Journal in an article titled “Investigating recycled water use as a diffuse source of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) to groundwater in Melbourne, Australia”. It can be downloaded for free until 11 September 2018. If you would like the link for free download please email Emily at ACLCA. 

    A complete report also detailing the findings of the landfill PFAS investigations will be available later in the year.

  • Focus Areas

    ACLCA Victoria is looking for members to join our Focus Areas

    Key Areas: Membership and Ethics, Regulatory Affairs and Audit, Continuing Professional Development and our newly proposed Remediation Focus Area Committee. 

     The benefits of joining an ACLCA FA include:

    • Contribute to improved industry performance. 
    • A great way to develop your career, industry profile and professional network.
    • Contribute to your Company’s industry profile.
    • Enhance your technical knowledge, confidence amongst peers and connection to key industry stakeholders.
    • Gain CPD recognition.
    • All meetings are catered for by ACLCA so you can enjoy a drink and a meal with colleagues and friends with similar interests. 

    There is an ACLCA FA to suit most interests – with varying level of input required.

    It would be great to see a few new faces in the mix.

    To read up on what each FA does check out our FA page

    Please email Emily with your EOI at