The Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, recently confirmed the appointment of three new members, Mr Kris Dunstan, Mrs Clemence Matchett and Mr John Minogue, to the Board of the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority (Lachlan CMA).
Board members are appointed on a broad skill base and not as representatives of particular interest or Industry groups.
The Chairperson of the Lachlan CMA, Ms Mary Ewing has welcomed the appointment of the new members. "The new Board members bring a vast range of on-ground knowledge on catchment issues and policies that will benefit our catchment's community".
Mr Dunstan joins the Board with extensive knowledge in natural resource management, he holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and has been the Director of Environmental Services at Temora Shire Council for the past 12 years.
Mr Dunstan has worked in the local Government sector for 21 years and has a wide range of experience and expertise in Aboriginal cultural heritage, community education and local government.
Mrs Matchett joins the Board with a strong background in natural resource management, health and adult education. Mrs Matchett is a partner in a farming enterprise in the Grenfell area and holds a Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training.
"Mrs Matchett is an active member of the NSW Farmers' Association, Partners in Grain and numerous community groups. With her wide range of knowledge in the environment, consultation, negotiation and facilitation, Mrs Matchett will be an asset to the Lachlan CMA," said Ms Ewing.
Mr Minogue also brings extensive knowledge and experience in natural resource management to the board. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science and is currently Director/Senior consultant for the farm consultancy business, Ag and General Consulting Pty Ltd.
Mr Minogue has been operating a mixed farming enterprise in the Barmedman area for the past 17 years, and has previously worked as a Rural Financial Counsellor and Senior Agronomist In the West Wyalong area.
Ms Ewing said "all three new Board members have a comprehensive understanding of the key natural resource management issues affecting the Lachlan catchment and I am confident that they will make a significant contribution to the Lachlan CMA, and Lachlan community in better natural resource management within our catchment."
For more information on the activities and initiatives of the Lachlan CMA and how you can become involved, contact your local office or visit the website - www.lachlan.cma.nsw.gov.au
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