Aqua Metro is a proudly Australian owned enterprise with world-class capabilities, focused on servicing the Australian water industry. Our absolute commitment to people, community and the environment is combined with a lean, flexible structure ensuring that we can provide an efficient and rapid response to every client’s needs.

Our business vision is to create a sustainable organisation supporting health and well-being of our people, creating opportunities to deliver social values and delivering quality services for our customers and communities.

Aqua Metro is an integrated service provider specialising in the water sector. Our organisation and team bring significant capability and experience in design and construction of civil, mechanical, and electrical works to the water industry. Our service lines include Water & Waste water Treatment Plant, Pump Stations, Dam Construction, Sewer Rehabilitation Works, Pipeline Works, Program Management and Water Main Maintenance Works.

At Aqua Metro we pride ourselves with long-term, meaningful partnerships that are creating a real difference in the water industry. We invest for the long term, not just in our own people, but in our key relationships with clients and suppliers, and in the community. Our partnerships help us to invest in our people, expanding our team and providing more training and development opportunities. Our partnerships enable stronger stakeholder management and help us to align with our customers values, produce exceptional safety outcomes and build on our social and sustainable initiatives.

Aqua Metro has award winning programs and initiatives, which already deliver significant economic, social, and environmental benefit to Refugees, Indigenous Communities, disadvantaged Victorians through direct employment, partnerships and social procurement.


Aqua Metro have engaged with multiple people and businesses within the Indigenous sector, that we consider to be the beginning of long-term relationships. We have engaged with:

  • Cooee Café and Catering services for the catering of our internal and external events, as well as gift hampers for employee rewards
  • Peers Earthmoving services on multiple projects
  • First Nations Traffic Management on many projects we have delivered
  • Kinaway Chamber of Commerce to improve our visibility and networks, strengthen our relationships, and create meaningful and sustainable opportunities for Indigenous Australians
  • Wara Paring Civil to perform all NDD works within our project pipeline
  • Steve Parker to facilitate Cultural Awareness Training, Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremonies during our internal events, and commission art work for our office space and internal documentation
  • Kiernan Ironfield to perform traditional music on the Yidaki (Didgeridoo) during internal events

At Aqua Metro, our main goal is to enhance our Reconciliation efforts by supporting Indigenous Australians, through employment opportunities and long-term partnerships.



Reconciliation Week Workshop 2022

We are developing a ‘First Nations Engagement Strategy called: Connect To Country’, which outlines our involvement within the Indigenous Sector. It encompasses our RAP, a Cultural Awareness Training Program we roll out across our organisation as a component of staff onboarding, Initiatives we implement, the relationships we’ve developed in an Indigenous Relationship Management Platform, company policies we have implemented, and Indigenous Procurement processes and policies. This is an ongoing, organic document that we hope to constantly add to and evolve, as we continue to engage with people and businesses within the Indigenous sector.


First Nations Library Initiative at the Aqua Metro Head Office 2022

Aqua Metro have partnered with Kinaway to advance our reconciliation efforts, and through their support we can improve our visibility and networks, strengthen our relationships, and create meaningful and sustainable opportunities for Indigenous Australians.


Our mission is to create meaningful and sustainable opportunities for Indigenous Australians within our local community. We are leaving a legacy of our genuine and authentic efforts towards empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and creating positive societal change. We endeavour to create long-term relationships with Indigenous people and businesses, by providing employment, training and development opportunities in a work environment that is culturally safe and supportive.


Through the guidance of Kinaway, we hope to create our Reconciliation Action Plan, to enhance our commitments, increase our involvement and expand our cultural awareness beyond our company. We want to provide tangible and substantive benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, increase economic equity and support First Nations people towards self-determination and self-reliance.

Our core Executive team

Manish Pancholi


Marcus Wade

Managing Director

Rosie Bartle

Stakeholder & Communications

Iliana Dimitriadis

Head of People & Culture

Kerry Karafotias

Head of Commercial & Project Controls

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