- New board members to drive land agency reform
- George McCullagh to chair both boards
Common board members who will oversee the task of merging the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and LandCorp have now been appointed.
The members will serve on both the MRA and LandCorp boards effective from January 1, 2018 as the first step of the McGowan Government's land agency reforms.
George McCullagh, who is currently LandCorp's Deputy Chairperson, will be the new Chair of the Boards.
Mr McCullagh's previous experience as Chair of Statutory Reviews of LandCorp, the East Perth Development Authority, Subiaco Development Authority and the Midland Redevelopment Authority makes him especially qualified for the role.
He has also undertaken governance reviews for the WAPC and provided transition planning advice to agencies such as the Department of Water.
Other board members include:
- Dale Page;
- Rebecca Field;
- Kylee Schoonens;
- Simon Read;
- Paul Lakey; and
- Jane Bennett (WAPC Representative)
The board members have expertise in governance, finance, planning, property law, land development, architecture and design excellence. Together they will drive reform and lead the consolidation of the two agencies by the start of 2019.
The second phase of the reform will be to progress the necessary legislative changes to further refine the consolidation and will reduce duplication through the provision of a single board for the new entity.
Comments attributed to Planning and Lands Minister Rita Saffioti:
"This reform process will bring together the expertise and experience of both agencies.
"It will reduce duplication and improve the efficiency of government land developments.
"It will enable the single entity to utilise the full suite of planning mechanisms available to deliver on priority government projects such as METRONET.
"The new board represents the right combination of experience and expertise to spearhead government projects within the property industry."
Minister's office - 6552 5500