The new Gascoyne Regional Planning Committee has held its first meeting  in Carnarvon, WA, becoming the sixth Regional Planning Committee to be established by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).


Chaired by WAPC chairman Gary Prattley, the Committee will provide a forum where important community matters can be aired and initiatives considered to improve the region, and will also make recommendations to State Government on the region’s infrastructure priorities.


Local government interests in the region will be represented by Cr Ronnie Fleay from the Shire of Exmouth and Cr Dudley Maslen from the Shire of Carnarvon.


The community affairs, Aboriginal interests, tourism initiatives, and the business community will be represented by Cheryl Cowell, Russell Simpson (Yamatji), Renata Lowe, and Don Hammarquist respectively.  


The committee also includes representation from the departments of Planning; Regional Development and Lands; Environment and Conservation; and the Gascoyne Development Commission.