The Great Artesian Basin Stakeholder Advisory Committee (GABSAC) was announced on 16 March 2022.
The committee will:
- Advise on whole-of-basin policies and initiatives
- Present views of the industries, communities, and stakeholders
GABSAC is established to provide a sounding board for the implementation of the Basin management plan. This will ensure the delivery of the plan and projects in the Great Artesian Basin is well informed, and that the best possible economic, environmental, cultural and social outcomes are obtained for the Basin and its users. They will provide advice to governments and Ministers on a wide range of relevant issues, including:
- the sustainability of the artesian and sub-artesian water resources
- the environmental, economic, social and cultural significance of the water
- whole-of-Basin policies and initiatives being applied and developed by Basin governments.
Members were appointed with a range of skills and knowledge including expertise in community engagement, water resources policy, water sciences and indigenous cultural water management.
|Ms Gail Godwin-Smith||Chair||QLD|
|Mr Scott Mason||Queensland Water Advisory Committee Representative (Committee Member)||QLD|
|Dr Ellen Litchfield||South Australia Water Advisory Committee Representative (Committee Member)||SA|
|Dr Robin Gregory||Northern Territory Water Advisory Committee Representative (Committee Member)||NT|
|Mr Fred Hooper||Committee Member||NSW|
|Ms Lorraine Merrick||Committee Member||SA|
|Associate Professor Bradley Moggridge||Committee Member||ACT|
|Mr Michael Mayrhofer||Committee Member||SA|
|Professor Cameron Holley||Committee Member||NSW|
|Ms Sharon Oldfield||Committee Member||SA|
|Mr David Johnson||Committee Member||NSW|
|Professor Matthew Currell||Committee Member||VIC|
|Ms Cathy White||Committee Member||QLD|
|Vacant (TBC)||New South Wales Water Advisory Committee Representative (Committee Member)||NSW|