June 19, 2024 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Microsoft Teams
Crystal Torley

Stormwater NSW is hosting a free webinar to compare and contrast how different Australian states fund stormwater management. Hear from leading stormwater practitioners about their state’s funding models as well as supporting governance arrangements.

The seminar will conclude with the lessons and opportunities for stormwater funding in NSW. This is your chance to be part of an evolving movement that seeks to improve stormwater funding and governance in NSW.

Webinar Presenters – more presenters will be announced soon!

Alexa McAuley, Director, Civille

Alexa has more than 20 years of experience in green and blue infrastructure policy, planning and design. Alexa has substantial experience consulting to local government and has helped many local government clients shift water-sensitive urban design from a niche practice to a mainstream activity, she also has an excellent understanding of the challenges facing local government in funding stormwater management.

Dr Jeremy Cheesman Director, Marsden Jacob Associates

Jeremy is an experienced environmental and resource economist specialising in urban and rural water infrastructure funding and financing. Jeremy works with governments and water businesses across Australia advising on stormwater infrastructure financing and funding mechanisms as well as supporting governance reforms.  Jeremy was a member of the Victorian Stormwater Ministerial Advisory Committee in 2018, led the development of the Victorian approach to urban stormwater offsets and helped regulated water businesses across many Australian states to gain funding for discretionary stormwater investments through customer-facing price submissions.

Cath Thrupp, CEO & Founder of Carbon Planet

Cath is an aquatic ecologist and catchment manager with 25+ years of experience delivering major water and natural resource projects within the private, public & non-profit sectors in Australia and internationally. Cath’s career has encompassed managing environmental aspects of dam operations, wetland and fish assessments, environmental flow monitoring, landscape restoration programs and urban water planning and policy.  She is now focussing on innovative business models for natural resource management. Cath is also President of Stormwater Australia.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is geared towards professionals from local and state government, consultancies, suppliers, contractors and academia, who control budgets for stormwater management, are impacted by funding decisions or are genuinely interested in addressing funding challenges in NSW.