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Seasonal Watering Plan 2014-15 released

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) Commission has been appointed for a five-year term, commencing 1 July 2014.

Seasonal Watering Plan 2014-15The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) Commission has been appointed for a five-year term, commencing 1 July 2014.

Denis Flett and Geoff Hocking have been reappointed in their respective roles as Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, and the Commission has been refreshed with the appointment of Chris Chesterfield as the third Commissioner.  Mr Chesterfield has succeeded Ian Penrose, who opted not to seek reappointment as he scales back his work commitments. 

Mr Penrose served as a Commissioner since the VEWH's establishment in 2011.  The VEWH Chairperson, Denis Flett, thanked Mr Penrose for the significant contribution he made to the VEWH in its foundation years and congratulated him on his successful term.

Mr Chesterfield has had 25 years experience in the Victorian water industry, primarily in waterway management, as well as river management, land care and urban water management.

Mr Flett indicated Mr Chesterfield brings considerable knowledge and experience to the VEWH Commission.  "This is an exciting appointment for the VEWH as Chris brings with him extensive experience of relevance to Victoria's environmental watering program, including a track record of major reform in waterway management, water sensitive urban design, land management and business development."

The appointments were made by Governor in Council in May 2014 following an open recruitment process.

Further Information

Kathy Cogo, Communication Coordinator
Tel: 03 9637 8854 or 0466 015 183.

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