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UGIC CHANGEOVER

Wednesday 31 August, 2005
Chris Doyle has retired as Chairman of the Upper Goulburn Implementation Committee [UGIC]. He announced his decision at the recent Annual Landcare Awards event, hosted by UGIC at Trawool. UGIC is responsible for the rollout of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s (CMA) Regional Catchment Strategy, the blueprint for the future environment of the Goulburn Broken in the Shires of Mansfield, Murrindindi, and Mitchell. Chairman of the CMA Board, Stephen Mills AO, and Chief Executive Officer Bill O’Kane, paid tribute to the outstanding commitment and contribution to the management of natural resources in this extremely important catchment, given by Chris during his seven years in the position. Neville Barwick has been elected to the Chair’s role on the Upper Goulburn Implementation Committee, one of three community based committees of the Goulburn Broken CMA.

Chris Doyle has retired as Chairman of the Upper Goulburn Implementation Committee [UGIC].

He announced his decision at the recent Annual Landcare Awards event, hosted by UGIC at Trawool.

UGIC is responsible for the rollout of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s (CMA) Regional Catchment Strategy, the blueprint for the future environment of the Goulburn Broken in the Shires of Mansfield, Murrindindi, and Mitchell.

Chairman of the CMA Board, Stephen Mills AO, and Chief Executive Officer Bill O’Kane, paid tribute to the outstanding commitment and contribution to the management of natural resources in this extremely important catchment, given by Chris during his seven years in the position.

Neville Barwick has been elected to the Chair’s role on the Upper Goulburn Implementation Committee, one of three community based committees of the Goulburn Broken CMA.

A retired architect and top-level public servant, Neville has been a member of UGIC since 2002. He was responsible for the construction of Melbourne Airport and later served as Assistant Director General Education; and Director General Youth, Sport, Recreation; and Racing and Gaming.

Neville and his wife Carole moved from Melbourne to their farm in Nulla Vale in 1993 where they have become closely involved in Landcare and the support of their local community.

For information on the Upper Goulburn Implementation Committee and the Regional Catchment Strategy contact the CMA office in Yea, Ph. 5797 2001.
 

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31st August 2005

Contact: Poppe Davis

Dryland Community Liaison Officer

Ph: 5797 2001

Mob: 0427 866 328