October 2018 NewsFlash - AGA

October 2018 NewsFlash

  • 31-10-2018

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AGA NewsFlash

AGA Industry Forum

Annual General Meeting

Commercial Catering WM

The Honourable ANGUS TAYLOR

Standards Update

2018 AGA Gas Industry Forum

Registrations for the 2018 AGA Industry Forum are closing soon and are seats are filling fast. Don’t miss out.

This year’s forum will take place at Oaks on Collins, 480 Collins St Melbourne Vic on 27th & 28th November 2018 straight after our AGM for the convenience of AGA’s interstate and overseas Members.

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Welcome Dinner on Tuesday 27th November 2018  

Held at the Oaks on Collins and commences at 5:30pm with pre-dinner drinks

The Keynote Dinner Speaker will be Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO FAA FTSE. 


Note that Dr Alan Finkel will not be attending on the 28th November 2018.

Forum on Wednesday 28th November 2018

Held at the Oaks on Collins from 8:30am to 5:00pm

Speakers include:

Mr David Swift – Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

Dr Dennis Van Puyvelde Head of Gas Energy Networks Australia (ENA) 

Mr Max Temminghoff – CSIRO Futures

Ms Claire Johnson CEO Hydrogen Mobility Australia (HMA)

Mr Vikram Singh, Lead Advisor for Low Carbon Transformation Australian Gas Infrastructure Group  (AGIG)

Mr Enzo Alfonsetti, Chairman Gas Technical Regulators Committee (GTRC)

Mr John Griffiths CEO Gas Energy Australia (GEA)

Mr Bill Tabourlos – AGA Group Manager, Technical Operations

Farewell Dinner after the Forum on Wednesday 28th November 2018

Held at the Wharf Hotel and commences at 5:30pm

For more information please click HERE. Alternatively, you can contact our event organisers Kylie or Sandi if you have any questions:

E:  industryforum@aga.asn.au
T:  +61 (0)3 9580 4500

AGA Annual General Meeting

The 57th Annual General Meeting of The Australian Gas Association Ltd will be held on 27th November 2018 at “Oaks on Collins”, Level 1, 480 Collins St Melbourne VIC 3000 commencing 4:00 p.m.

The AGA Chairman and Directors extend a warm invitation to all AGA Member Organisations to attend the AGM. All Members are encouraged to attend the AGM at which Chairman Chris Devlin will deliver his Annual Report and audited Financial Statement.
The venue for the AGM was chosen for the convenience of AGA Members wishing to also attend the 2018 AGA Industry Forum which will follow the AGM commencing with pre-dinner drinks at 5:30 p.m.
To assist with event coordination, please advise Mrs Sandi Hubbard (shubbard@aga.asn.au) or Ms Kylie Birt (kbirt@aga.asn.au) if you will be attending the AGM.

WaterMark Certification & Commercial Catering Equipment

Further to our March 2018 newsflash, AGA along with interested commercial catering manufacturers and suppliers have met and started work to analyse various commercial catering product group types in order to properly assess these products under the WaterMark Certification Scheme.

This involves a product focused safety analysis utilising the ‘Protocol for the Assessment of Risks of Plumbing Products’ as defined under the ‘Manual for the WaterMark Certification Scheme’ for particular designs and constructions.

This work will be submitted to the WaterMark administrator – the Australian Building Codes Board for formal review and once this process is complete, there will be much needed clarity for the assessment of commercial catering equipment under the WaterMark Certification Scheme.

The Honourable ANGUS TAYLOR MP Minister for Energy

Minister Taylor was elected to Federal parliament in September 2013 as the Member for Hume. In August 2018 Mr Taylor was promoted to Federal Cabinet as Minister for Energy under Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s coalition government.

Mr Taylor said, “as Minister for Energy he would be working hard to deliver lower power prices for Australians. It is a simple truth that Australians should not pay high prices for their power, when they have cheap energy sources in Australia, compared to elsewhere in the world.”

For 25 years he has been involved in the nation’s discussion about the need for affordable, reliable energy. Previous to his career in politics, he worked as a consultant to Australia’s energy, infrastructure and resources sectors and advised global companies on energy policy.

AGA welcomes the appointment of The Hon. Angus Taylor MP to the crucial energy portfolio and looks forward to working closely with the new Minister as he tackles the rising cost of energy and security of supply whilst transitioning to a low carbon economy.

Latest Standards Updates

The following draft Standards are out for public comment:
AS/NZS 5263.1.12 (Gas appliances, Part 1.12: Gas pool heaters)Public comment ending on 21st November 2018.
AS/NZS 5263.1.11 (Gas appliances, Part 1.11: Small gas engine driven appliances)Public comment ending on 13th December 2018.
AS/NZS 5263.1.9 (Gas appliances, Part 1.9: Gas Laundry Dryers)Public comment ending on 24th December 2018.
AS/NZS 5263.1.5 (Gas Appliances, Part 1.5: Domestic Gas Refrigerators)Public comment ending on 24th December 2018.
If you would like to submit any comments, you may forward them to our Group Manager, Technical Operations, Mr Bill (Vasilios) Tabourlos [btabourlos@aga.asn.au], or directly through the Standards Australia website: Click Here