Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day
Appointments Announced For New Kimberley Regional Planning Committee
Victor P Taffa
Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day has approved the appointment of members to the new Kimberley Regional Planning Committee one of four new regional planning committees being established in the State’s North.
Mr. Day, who visited Broome today to attend the initial part of the committee’s two-day inaugural meeting, said the committee would play a vital role in developing regional priorities and policy settings for the region.
“Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) Chairman Gary Prattley will chair the new committee.” Mr. Day said.
“Derby/West Kimberley Councillor Jack Burton will be the community affairs representative.”
“Broome Shire President Graeme Campbell and Wyndham-East Kimberley Shire President Fred Mills will represent the interests of local government.” Mr. Day said.
“Aboriginal interests will be represented by Kimberley Land Council Chief Executive Officer Wayne Bergmann and Woodside Corporate Affairs Vice President Niegel Grazia is the Chamber of Minerals and Energy’s nominee.”
“The appointment of these valued community and stakeholder representatives will ensure that balanced outcomes of the committee are achieved.” Mr. Day said.
The following government agency appointments have also been made:
- Philip Woodward – Department of Planning
- Gail McGowan – Department of State Development
- Peter Stubbs – Department of Regional Development and Lands
- Daryl Moncrieff – Department of Environment and Conservation
- Dr. Ivor Roberts – Department of Mines and Petroleum
- Jeff Gooding – Kimberley Development Commission
The new committee has been established under the Planning and Development Act 2005 and will undertake a range of statutory planning functions for the region as delegated to it by the WAPC. All appointments are for a two-year term.