Working Together

Healthy Waterways’ unique governance structure facilitates regional partnerships and ensures scientific integrity underpins our work. Ultimate responsibility for the governance of the company rests with the Board of Directors, with input and advice provided by the Healthy Waterways Senior Executive Advisory Committee, Network Committee, and our Executive Scientific Expert Panel.


The Healthy Waterways Board of Directors has primary responsibility for the strategic, risk and financial governance of Healthy Waterways. The Board sets the strategic direction for the organisation and ensures it achieves and acts in accordance with the objects set out in the Healthy Waterways Constitution. See the Directors’ Report on page 22 for more information.

Senior Executive Advisory Committee

From July 2014, a high level group of members called the Senior Executive Advisory Committee will provide strategic advice to the Healthy Waterways Board. Committee members will be nominated by member organisations and elected by the Healthy Waterways Board. The role of this Committee is to provide:

  • advice and input into the company’s strategic plan;
  • support and advice to the programs required to deliver on the strategic plan;
  • advice on the company funding model required to deliver the agreed programs.

Healthy Waterways Network

Through the Network Committee, representatives from member organisations participate and provide strategic advice and input into key Healthy Waterways’ programs and initiatives. The Healthy Waterways Network Committee operates in accordance with the Network Rules which are a schedule in the Healthy Waterways Constitution (June 2014).

Scientific Expert Advisory Panels

Healthy Waterways work is informed by a number of scientific experts and validated by an independent academic and peer review process. The panel consists of scientists from universities, research organisations, industry, community and government agencies. The role of the Scientific Expert Advisory Panel is to:

  • provide best-practice scientific advice which can be applied to policy, planning and implementation
  • identify and prioritise knowledge gaps
  • provide advice on innovations and developments in science and technology.

Our Science Experts 

Healthy Waterways' work is informed by a number of scientific experts and validated by an independent academic and peer review process.

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Our Priorities 

Ongoing investment in maintaining and improving our waterways will benefit the environment, economy and essentially our quality of life.

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