Female board representation numbers continue to grow in Grampians Central West

Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today welcomed the appointment of a new Chairman and two directors to the Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group board.

In a boost for diversity, two of the new director roles have been filled by Ballarat Councillor Belinda Coates and Yarriambiack Councillor Corinne Heintz, while Hepburn Mayor Sebastian Klein has been appointed as the new Chairman of the board.

Northern Grampians Shire Councillor Kevin Erwin has been reappointed as a director.

Ms Pulford said the directors were nominated by local government waste forums and will ensure the board has the required leadership, skills and experience to operate effectively.

“I welcome these appointments and congratulate everyone involved,” Ms Pulford said.

“The Government is continuing our work to deliver positive results in the waste and resource recovery sector for the benefit of the environment and our communities and I’m confident the new board will play a pivotal role,” she said.

“The more diverse our waste management boards are, the better they will be at making balanced, informed decisions and serving the needs of their local communities.”

The board will continue to deliver on the Andrew Labor Government’s commitment to working with councils, local communities and Sustainability Victoria on waste and resource recovery projects that protect our valuable natural environment, deliver positive health and amenity outcomes for the community and boost the state’s economy.

Ms Pulford thanked outgoing Chairman, Thomas Sullivan, and directors Barry Rinaldi and Andrew McLean for their considerable service to the Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group.