Maddocks is the only law firm participant in the CRC for WSC, which comprises 74 national and international participants, including state and local governments, water utilities and land development organisations.
The CRC for WSC has been established to deliver the planning, technology and decision support tools required to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of urban water systems in water sensitive cities across the country.
The centre will help guide capital investments of more than $100 billion by the Australian water sector and more than $550 billion of private sector investment in urban development over the next 15 years. It has developed a nine-year research and development program to address the key challenges to urban water reform, which involves 21 high-priority research projects to be undertaken in the next four years. Maddocks will contribute to two of these projects.
“To be the only law firm participating in the CRC for WRC is a testament to the ability of our dedicated water team, which includes former Victorian Minister for Water John Thwaites,” said Maddocks CEO David Rennick.
“Maddocks has also been directly involved in the development and administration of water legislation and policy frameworks, and provided thought-leadership on a range of issues that are crucial to ensuring a sustainable future for Australia.”
The CRC for WSC was selected by the Federal Government in November 2011 as one of six recipients to receive funding to research the challenges and opportunities facing Australia.