WATER Minister Peter Walsh has announced the reappointment of Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) chairman, Llew Vale for another two years.
Mr Walsh said while Mr Vale’s term as chairman did not expire until September this year, the decision was made early to provide continuity and certainty during the critical period of integrating the Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal Project (NVIRP) into GMW as well as the development of GMW’s Water Plan 3.
“Since first being appointed as chair in February 2011, Llew Vale has addressed concerns about the governance and financial sustainability of GMW and has provided confidence to its customers, stakeholders and regional communities within GMW’s footprint,” Mr Walsh said.
“Llew is well respected in the water industry and I am confident he will continue to lead GMW out of its previous position and re-establish GMW as a regional water authority that is responsive to its customers’ needs.”
Mr Vale has been a primary producer in Toora for 35 years and was awarded an Order of Australia medal in 2002 for services to the water industry and community. His term as GMW chairman will run until 31 August 2014.