Kim Hames

Kim Hames


    Minister announces community members of Cockburn Sound Management Council

    3/08/2000 1:03 PM

    Water Resources Minister Dr Kim Hames said today that the community’s voice would be heard on the future management of Cockburn Sound.

    State Cabinet had endorsed the membership of three community representatives on the Cockburn Sound Management Council.

    “The general community will be represented by Cockburn Sound Conservation Committee member and former Town of Kwinana councillor Mr David Nelson and senior environmental scientist Mr John Polglaze,” Dr Hames said.

    “Both men have a strong environmental background and are familiar with the issues facing Cockburn Sound.

    “Ms Hazel Duggan will represent Community Networking Inc. as the third community representative.

    “These appointments will add to the representation of local councils, industry and conservation groups working with Government agencies to ensure the future environmental health of Cockburn Sound.

    Other organisations represented on the council include RecFishWest, the Cockburn Powerboat Association, Cockburn City Council, Kwinana Town Council, Rockingham City Council and the South West Group.

    “There are many challenges ahead for this council,” Dr Hames said.

    “It has been charged with the responsibility of overseeing the environmental management of what is the most heavily used marine embayment in Western Australia.

    “First on the agenda is the development of an environmental management plan setting specific objectives and targets for protecting the Sound, developed at the same time as an Environmental Protection Policy to be prepared by the Environmental Protection Authority.”

    Dr Hames will provide the opening address at the council’s first meeting on August 9 in Fremantle.

    Media contacts:
    Mike Groves Minister’s office 9424 7450
    Deb Rohan Water and Rivers Commission 9278 0720

    ProfGeorge KailisChairman
    MsHazel DugganCommunity memberCom-Net Inc.
    MrJohn PolglazeCommunity member
    Mr David NelsonCommunity member
    DrPhillip JenningsConservation memberConservation Council of WA Inc.
    MrNorman HalseRecreation memberRecfishwest
    MrJohn SmedleyRecreation memberCockburn Power Boats Assoc. Inc
    MrMichael BakerIndustry memberKwinana Industries Council
    MrGlenn DibbenIndustry memberWA Fishing Industry Council Inc.
    VacantIndustry member
    MsJennifer SmithsonLocal Government City of Cockburn
    CrMervyn KearneyLocal GovernmentTown of Kwinana
    CrChristopher ElliottLocal GovernmentCity of Rockingham
    MrJohn McIlhoneLocal GovernmentSouth West Metropolitan Local Authorities Management Group
    COVincenzo Di PietroCommonwealth -Government - DefenceRoyal Australian Navy
    DrGraham HarrisCommonwealth Government - technical memberCSIRO (Land and Water)
    MrRoss MarshallState GovernmentDepartment of Commerce and Trade
    MrBruce HarveyState GovernmentDepartment of Conservation and Land Management
    DrBryan JenkinsState GovernmentDepartment of Environmental Protection
    DrPeter MurphyState GovernmentDepartment of Resources Development
    MrNorman AustinState GovernmentFisheries Western Australia
    MrSteven WadeState GovernmentFremantle Port Authority
    MrPaul FrewerState GovernmentMinistry for Planning
    MrMichael HarrisState GovernmentTransport
    Mr Harry VentrissState GovernmentWater and Rivers Commission
    DrRobert HumphriesState GovernmentWater Corporation