Development of the Victorian Water Register
Client: Department of Sustainability and Environment
DG Consulting’s Garry Smith (who was at that time working for Goulburn-Murray Water) was appointed as part of the multi-agency project team responsible for developing the Victorian Water register.
This was one element of a large change program covering the unbundling of water entitlements in Victoria. Other element s of the project included preparing drafting instructions to enable the unbundling of water entitlements, and establishing the legislative role of the Victorian water Registrar.
The development of the water register involved the creation of the entitlement structures and characteristics and then design of the transactional processes that would be used to manage these entitlement s. Detailed user requirements and design specifications were developed for the water register software which would allow the envisaged water entitlement framework to be properly managed and administered. Once the software build was completed, detailed user testing was undertaken by G-MW staff under Garry’s direction to ensure the software was fit for purpose.
Following completion of the software, Garry acted as Project Director for its successful implementation across the Goulburn-Murray region in northern Victoria.