Lands Minister George Cash has announced the appointment of two new members to the Pastoral Board.
Mr Cash said they were David Halleen, representing the Western Australian Farmers' Federation, and Winston Rose from the Department of Land Administration
Mr Halleen replaces Bryan Warren, who has been a member of the Pastoral Board for nearly five years and Mr Rose, manager of the Department of Land Administration's Regional Operations Branch, replaces Trevor Carleton, also from DOLA.
Mr Cash said the appointment of Mr Halleen was based on his wide ranging experience in the pastoral industry, which included management of the Boolardy station in Yalgoo.
Mr Halleen was a past president of the Murchison Pastoralists' and Graziers' Association, and was currently secretary for the WA Farmers' Federation in the Murchison area.
Both Mr Warren and Mr Carleton, who was a member of the Pastoral Board since 1988, have cited increased work pressure as the reason for their decision to resign.
Mr Cash said Mr Rose was well-qualified to represent the Department of Land Administration on the Pastoral Board.
"Mr Rose has worked with the department since 1959 and has many years' experience in land tenure issues," he said.
The Pastoral Board's function is to advise the Lands Minister on pastoral leases and related industry issues and members of the board can only be appointed by the Governor for a term of three years.
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