The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the appointment of one new director and one re-appointment to the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group.
The Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group (LMWRRG) plays an important role in implementing the government’s Recycling Industry Strategic Plan by working closely with councils in their respective regions to make policy a reality on the ground.
The new appointees comprise:
Ms McCarthy has experience as a qualified environmental engineer with extensive experience in the manufacturing and mining industry. Ms McCarthy is the Founder and Manager of Hubberts of Sutton Grange and is currently the President of Harcourt Pre-School Committee of Management.
Ms. Green’s re-appointment as a Director of the LMWRRG Board means she brings her prior experience, and her experience as the founder and owner of Julie Green Consulting. Ms Green is also the Chair of Maldon Hospital’s Clinical Care Committee, Chair of The Innovative Cooperative Ltd and Chair of Greening Australia’s Finance, Risk Management and Audit Committee. Ms Green was seen as a collaborative team player with strong skills in governance, risk and financial management.
The appointees bring a broad range of experience to their roles with diverse backgrounds.
The two high calibre appointees ensure the group has the skills and experience needed to deliver results as Victorian transitions to a more stable and productive recycling sector.
The two directors commenced their roles on 1 August 2018 and remain in their positions until 30 April 2022.
In July the Victorian government announced the Recycling Industry Strategic Plan, a blueprint for a safe, resilient and efficient recycling system in the medium to long term.
The Victorian government has also committed to banning e-waste from landfill and banning single use, lightweight plastic shopping bags in 2019.
The Victorian Government has invested record funding of more than $100 million over the last four years to improve the waste and resource recovery system.
Learn more about the Waste and Resource Recovery Board appointments at: https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/sustainability/waste-and-resource-recovery-boards
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“We’re delivering a new plan for the future of recycling in Victoria – to reduce waste and costs to households, and build a more resilient recycling sector in Victoria.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio
“I congratulate the appointees and look forward to working with them as we strengthen Victoria’s waste and recycling sector. I thank the outgoing representatives for their commitment and contribution.”