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New Lower Yarra River Management Advisory Committee

09 February 2017

The Andrews Labor Government today announced three candidates to form the new Lower Yarra River Management Advisory Committee as part of work to improve management of the Lower Yarra River.

In April 2016, the Labor Government announced a suite of new measures including $2.45 million to develop floating berths at Southgate Wharf and a three-person Lower Yarra River Management Advisory Committee.

The Committee will provide advice on potential improvements to governing arrangements and management of the Lower Yarra River, aligning the work of Parks Victoria and the City of Melbourne.

They will help develop a strategy and advise on the allocation of commercial berths and identify future funding needs for the waterway.

The Committee will be chaired by Christine Trotman, with Linda Weatherson and Jonathon Metcalfe also joining the team.

Christine Trotman has spent most of her career in the not-for-profit sector and currently chairs the Australian Institute of Company Directors Regional Council for Gippsland and is an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committees for East Gippsland Water and Uniting Care Gippsland.

Linda Weatherson is the Director of City Operations at the City of Melbourne, where she has worked for 27 years overseeing the Arts Melbourne, Community Services, Health and Wellbeing, Libraries and Recreation and Social Investment branches.

Jonathan Metcalfe is the Principal for JNM Advisory Pty Ltd, a specialist management advisory service providing guidance to governments and private companies.

The new Committee will help support our vision for the future of the Lower Yarra to remain a key feature that makes Melbourne one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“We are investing in the future of the Lower Yarra River and this Committee will help get key stakeholders to the table to ensure consistent and clear decision making and accountability.”

“This is a great group of experienced and qualified professionals and I have every faith that they will help deliver a positive future for the Lower Yarra so business, tourism and locals can make the most of this great waterway for years to come.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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