New Members Of The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council

22 July 2015

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville has made five appointments to the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC), including reappointment of Chairperson Phillip Honeywood.

The appointed members of the council are:

  • Mr Phillip Honeywood (Chairperson)
  • Dr Charles Meredith
  • Ms Joanne Duncan
  • Ms Anna Kilborn, and
  • Dr Geoffrey Wescott

The appointees have expertise and experience across a range of sectors, including education, water, natural resources, regional affairs, training, coastal management, and ecology.

Phillip Honeywood and Charles Meredith were both appointed to the council in 2012, and their re-appointment marks their second terms on the Council. The chair will serve a period of two years, while council members will serve three.

The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council conducts investigations requested by the Victorian Government, relating to the protection and sustainable management of the state’s environment and public land.

VEAC is currently undertaking the following investigations:

  • Investigation into historic places on public land in Victoria
  • Statewide Assessment of Public Land

More information on VEAC can be found at Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank outgoing VEAC Council members Ian Harris, Ian Munro and Angela Reidy for their service to the council and the value they have added to environmental and land management in Victoria.”

“There is a great diversity of skill and knowledge represented within the new council, which is a positive thing at a time where, as a state, we are tackling a number of complex environmental challenges and issues.”

“I am pleased to see two women appointed to the council, something that reiterates our firm commitment to gender equity and improved representation of women on Government boards and councils as a whole.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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