Unitywater operates in one of the fastest growing regions of Australia, providing essential water supply and sewerage services to residents and businesses in the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa regions. Unitywater’s core business is the delivery of drinking and recycled water to customers and the collection and treatment of sewage and trade waste.
Women represent 36% of Unitywater’s Executive Leadership team and Board, and there is a strong focus on fostering an environment where women are supported to pursue rewarding careers along with personal and professional commitments.
POLICY UPDATE 1st July 2019
Unitywater’s Healthy Families Program provides 20 weeks full pay for the primary carer, 4 weeks for the secondary carer, continuation of superannuation payments for the full period of leave (up to 52 weeks) and a $5000 return-to-work payment to help ease the transition back to work after extended periods out of the workforce. The program has provisions for continuous long service leave accrual (up to 52 weeks), and support through financial, flex-work and career coaching.
Healthy Families is an initiative of Unitywater’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and reflects a commitment to gender equality across the organisation.
The program is offered to all families including birth, adopted, same sex and single parents. It is also available to support families who have experienced loss of a child following 26 weeks gestation or shortly after birth.
Unitywater promotes flexibility and works hard to create better ways of working for all staff through job-sharing, part-time roles and technology-enabled flexibility. Many of Unitywater’s staff and leaders practice flexible working, and the organisation is committed to building an inclusive and supportive work environment that enables its people to achieve a balance that’s right for them.
Unitywater is a multi-award winning industry leader that fosters innovation and the use of new technologies. It also provides staff with opportunities to work on a wide range of exciting and challenging projects that break new ground in the industry and deliver a better service for their customers. Despite its commercial focus, the business has a strong commitment to grassroots community support through sponsorships, fundraising and volunteering, giving its employees the chance to give back to their local communities.