Gippsland Water report
proves a winner
13 August 2009 All media enquiries: Leah Mether 5177 4793 or 0448 905 833
Gippsland Water has won an award for reporting on its yearly activities in an open, thorough and easy
to understand manner.
The organisation won a silver award in the Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) for its 2007-08
Annual Report. This result is an improvement on 2008, when Gippsland Water received a bronze
Gippsland Water managing director David Mawer said the improvement showed the benefit of
entering the awards.
“The Australasian Reporting Awards have set criteria for what should feature in a good report and our
aim is to meet these criteria. The one-on-one feedback session with a judge is also a fantastic
opportunity for us learn how further improvements can be made to our report,” Mr Mawer said.
The Australasian Reporting Awards, now in their 59 year, aim to help organisations improve their
reporting to stakeholders and the community. This is done by setting criteria for businesses to adhere
to, hosting a seminar on good reporting, and providing feedback to entrants.
Entries are received from across Australia and New Zealand and reports earn a gold, silver, bronze or
nil award result based on the criteria for each award level. There is no limit to the number of winners
in each category.
Any member of the public who would like to receive a CD copy of the upcoming 2008-09 Annual
Report can contact Gippsland Water on 1800 066 401 to add their details to the mailing list. The
report will be distributed in early November, after it has been tabled in Parliament by Minister for
Water, Tim Holding.
The report will also be available at www.gippswater.com.au after it has been tabled.
David Mawer, Managing Director