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Western Australia Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson

New Members For Cockburn Sound Management Council

Victor P Taffa

  • Kateryna Longley reappointed as Cockburn Sound Management Council chair
  • Appointments provide wealth of knowledge and expertise
  • Council oversees monitoring program and provides environment advice to Minister

Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson today announced appointments to the Cockburn Sound Management Council, each for a 3-year term.

“I welcome the new and reappointed members to the Cockburn Sound Management Council.” Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson said.

“Each has a vital voice in ensuring a healthy future for Cockburn Sound, under the expert guidance of reappointed chair Emeritus Professor Kateryna Longley.”

Returning chairperson Emeritus Professor Kateryna Longley is joined by 16 representatives, new and returning, selected for their knowledge, experience and skills to make up the full council membership.

Originally established in 2000, the Council oversees the water quality monitoring program and provides advice to the Environment Minister regarding the environmental management of Cockburn Sound. The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation supports the Council in this role.

Council is responsible for monitoring, reporting and providing advice on the ongoing health of the Cockburn Sound marine ecosystem.

New members bring experience from industry, government, conservation, and the community.

Knowledge and diversity of perspectives of members on the Council plays a vital role in ensuring a healthy future for Cockburn Sound.


Cockburn Sound Management Council Members Are:

Emeritus Professor Kateryna LongleyIndependent Chair
Ms. Sarah McEvoyDepartment of Water and Environmental Regulation
Dr. Dan GaughanDepartment of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Dr. Michael LindsayDepartment of Health
Mr. Mark SweetmanAustralian Department of Defence
Mr. Denis DoakFremantle Ports
Dr. Julia PhillipsWater Corporation
Cr. Phoebe CorkeCity of Cockburn
Cr. Sandra LeeCity of Kwinana
Deputy Mayor Deb HamblinCity of Rockingham
Mr. Chris OughtonKwinana Industries Council
Dr. Justin WelshWestern Australian Fishing Industry Council
Mr. Roy RichardsonCockburn Power Boats Association
Mr. Aaron MosesRecfishwest
Mr. Hamish BeckCommunity
Professor Rhonda MarriottCommunity
Mr. John PolglazeCommunity

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