Industries: Water




Implementation with integrity

At Marchment Hill Consulting (MHC) we work with our clients to create value. An expression, which many of our clients will have seen on proposals, reports and presentations, proposes three necessary components to the value of a consulting intervention. Rather than being additive, these components are multiplied together, so that if any piece is under-played…


Senate Inquiry Calls for National Stormwater Commission

Emerging Issue: The Senate Inquiry into Stormwater Resources in Australia, initially due to report on 25th June, published its findings(1) on 2nd December 2015. The Senate Committee recommends: A National Stormwater Initiative Independent audits of stormwater knowledge and opportunities COAG attention to stormwater aspects of water policy New funding models and financial incentives for improved stormwater…


Maintenance Contract Renewal

Recent Engagement: Since 2006, Yarra Valley Water (YVW) had a contract with Lend Lease for the provision of maintenance services based on activity pricing and pain/gain sharing principles. With the contract set to expire in mid-2015, YVW wished to redesign the contract to align with contemporary contract models and re-engage the market through a tendering process…




Stormwater – curse or virtue?

The Senate Inquiry into Stormwater Resources in Australia, due to report on 19 August 2015, is a reminder of the complex set of challenges faced when we plan and manage stormwater systems. Challenge #1 – Floods are costly and dangerous Photo courtesy of Steven Riddle The Insurance Council of Australia estimates the insured costs of…