Technical Reference Group (TRG)

The Technical Reference Group (TRG) oversees industry priorities and technical focus areas of the Directorate.

qldwater’s TRG is made up of Water Managers, Chief Engineers, Chief Executive Officers and Water Operators representing nearly 20 urban water entities, representing small, medium and large service providers from all regions across the state

TRG Summary 

A broad range of topics are discussed at Queensland Water Directorate's Technical Reference Group Meetings. For more information on becoming a member of the TRG please contact Dave Cameron -  The next TRG meeting will be held on Friday 8 September 2017.

At TRG Meeting of 26 May 2017, qldwater farewelled Dick Went from City of Gold who concluded his term as TRG Chair.  We wish him the best as he transitions into retirement.   We welcome Steven Porter from Cairns Regional Council who steps in as the new Chair and Trevor Dean from Fraser Coast Regional Council who was elected Deputy Chair.  


TRG Current Members

Steven Porter (Chair)

Cairns Regional Council, Cairns Water and Waste

Trevor Dean (Deputy Chair)

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Trevor Harvey

North Burnett Regional Council - Mundubbera

Peter Care Wide Bay Water Corporation
Keith Parsons Townsville City Council

Linda Roberts / Jason Devitt

Mackay Water

Ken Vaheesan

Queensland Urban Utilities

Chris Dawson


Moira Zeilinga

Gympie Regional Council

Shaun Johnston

Burdekin Shire Council

Arron Hieatt


Simone Talbot LGAQ

Margit Connellan

Australian Water Association

Matt Dawson Australian Water Association

Anthony Lipsys

Banana Shire Council

Scott Mason

Central Highlands Regional Council

Jason Plumb

Rockhampton Regional Council

Jeff Rohdmann

Bundaberg Regional Council

John Mills

Toowoomba Regional Council

Troy Pettiford

Whitsunday Regional Council

Scott Mason Central Highlands Regional Council
Craig Ma / Lavanya Susarla Queensland Urban Utilities
Anna Scott Gladstone Regional Council
Michael Dalton
Livingstone Shire Council
Daryl Ross / Chris Pipe-Martin
Logan City Council

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