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At Melbourne Water, we promote a working culture that encourages everyone to fully contribute, make an impact and realise their full potential. We're committed to an inclusive workplace culture, and we'd love you to be a part of it. Read stories from our employees and see if they resonate with you.

 

Jobshare

See job-share in action

Kathy Preece and Sara Johnson have been in a job-share arrangement at Melbourne Water for over a year. Here, they reflect on their collaborative work story.

“On a day-to-day basis, our success comes from compatible organisational and communication styles. We’re particularly clear about who is responsible for each task, including the many things that we collaborate on. We call our job-share model a ‘tango’ because we aim to perform the role in a seamless routine,” Kathy said.

Read Kathy and Sara’s story

 

 

 

 

Cindy Mills

Know that we're in this together

Natural Resource Management team member and proud Wiradjuri woman, Cindy Mills, shares her reflections on National Reconciliation Week.

"National Reconciliation Week is an opportunity to remind all Australians that everyone has a role to build respect and understanding and shape a better future for us all."

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Mitch Blood at work at Dandenong Creek in Glen Waverly

How we're responding to a changing workplace

Read about Mitch Blood, and how he leads a small crew of Natural Resource Managers to improve waterways throughout the Port Phillip and Western Port Bay regions. Find out what he loves most about his role, and how his immediate environment has changed in recent times. 

Read Mitch's story

 

 

 

 

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How we celebrated 
International Women’s Day

Melbourne Water supports the idea that equality is not just a women’s issue, but a business issue and gender equality is essential for communities to thrive. We’re proud to have many talented women among our team – follow the link for some of their stories.

Read reflections from women
in our workforce

 

 

 

 

Joanne Thom

Mothers matter in the workplace

Returning to work after parental leave can be a daunting experience. Employees can experience a number of challenges, including stereotypes such as they’ll be less committed and not able to focus on work when requesting flexible work arrangements. 

For Melbourne Water’s Joanne Thom – a Waterway Manager – her return to work late last year after the birth of her third child was the opposite experience – a positive one! She says she has been well supported to return to the career she loves. For Joanne, communication was key.

Read about Joanne’s return to work

 

 

 

 

Hannah Pexton

Hear from an exceptional leader

The Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria) list shines a spotlight on exceptional leaders, highlighting their work and creating role models for other females in the sector. Hannah Pexton, Melbourne Water’s very own made it in the Top 50 list in 2017, and we couldn’t be more proud. Know more about Hannah and her experience winning this award.

Read more about Hannah
 

 

 

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Last updated:
10 September 2020