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New South Wales Minister for Water Property and Housing Melinda Pavey

New South Wales Valuer General Appointed

Victor P Taffa

New South Wales Government today announced leading industry valuation expert and property academic, Dr. David Parker, has been appointed as the State’s new Valuer General.

Minister for Water Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the appointment of Dr. Parker by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, followed an extensive recruitment search.

“Valuer General is an independent statutory officer who oversees the valuation of every parcel of land in New South Wales.” Minister Pavey said.

“I am extremely pleased Dr. Parker, who has extensive experience in various land valuation systems, compulsory acquisition and in academia, has accepted this crucial role which sets the standards and policies for the implementation of our independent valuation system.”

Dr. Parker is currently an Acting Commissioner of the New South Wales Land and Environment Court and is a well-respected academic at the University of South Australia.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and of the Australian Property Institute and is also a Sessional Member of the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal hearing valuation and compulsory acquisition matters.

Dr. Parker will take up the 7-year appointment on 20 January 2020.

Current Acting Valuer General, Michael Parker, retires on 18 October 2019. Current Acting Deputy Valuer General, Paul Chudleigh, a highly experienced valuer, will act in the top job until Dr. Parker takes up his duties next year.

“I would like to thank Michael Parker for his commitment and service to the Office of the Valuer General and welcome Dr. Parker and Mr. Chudleigh to their roles.” Minister Pavey said.


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