The Chief Executive Officer, Alan Johnston, new Chair Michael Quirk, and representatives of the Board of Management of Committee 4 Wagga today met with Acting Prime Minister, Leader of the National Party & local Federal Member Mr Michael McCormack, along with the Deputy Leader of the Nationals…
The Board of Management of Committee 4 Wagga advises that Judy Galloway has retired from her position as Chair of the Committee 4 Wagga at the Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 5th December 2018. Judy was appointed as the inaugural Chair of the Board of Management from inception in 2011. As part of the Board’s succession planning, Judy has also retired as a Board Member.
Meeting with Michael McCormack, Deputy Prime Minister – Representatives from the Board of C4Wagga and the CEO will be meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister & Member for Riverina on 30th November to discuss a range of issues where we believe the Federal Government can assist with key infrastructure projects for the City. We look forward to reporting back to C4Wagga members in December on the outcomes.
We received good feedback from members in our recent members survey. The Board of Management is currently reviewing the results in detail to ensure we continue to focus on those areas that members consider important.
Richard Pottie starts his working day around 5.30am.
Managing Director of Ladex Construction Group, Richard oversees the many large-scale construction and excavation projects being undertaken across the region, estimates new work and is heavily involved in a number of committees including the Civil Contractors Federation.
Last month the NSW Government released its 20-year economic vision for Regional NSW, which sets out a clear pathway for ensuring that Regional NSW will continue to be a vibrant and growing part of our economy, and that people are supported in their decision to live in the regions.
I am please to advise that Mr Darren Nelson, General Manager Manufacturing of Enirgi Power Storage and Recycling has been appointed to the C4W Board effective 4th July 2018 – welcome Darren, I am sure you will be a valuable addition to the Board.
Transport NSW has released their Future Transport Strategy 2056 – this is an update of the 2012 Long Term Transport Master Plan for NSW and is a 40-year strategy supported by plans for regional NSW and Greater Sydney.
Courtesy of Jason Wadley of the ANZ Bank, C4W hosted a luncheon meeting at which we had in attendance Brendan Smyth, the inaugural Australian Capital Territory’s Commissioner for International Engagement.
Brendan’s presentation and subsequent discussion was on Canberra Airport as an international airfreight hub and how it may benefit Riverina importers and exporters.
The June 25th meeting of the WWCC saw the receipt and noting of a report on the list of high level priority projects identified as requiring assistance from the State Government. The list excludes a number of potential road related projects as they are currently either under review or are fully funded. We will continue to advocate for these projects, as well as those under review or fully funded to be initiated and funding secured in the coming twelve months.
In February, Qantas announced plans to spend $20 million establish a new pilot training academy at an existing airfield in regional Australia with the capacity to train up to 500 pilots a year. The school is scheduled to open its doors in 2019 and would be initially for direct entry cadets joining the Qantas Group, including Jetstar and QantasLink.
The graduation dinner was held for the 2018 program Magpies Nest on 22nd The student’s achievements were celebrated with parents, school principals and co-ordinators, program facilitators, Local and State Government representatives and program sponsors.
For the past year, Justeen Kirk has called Wagga Wagga home.
With a background in project management, Justeen relocated with her family from Canberra to manage GHD’s office in the Riverina – a world leading professional services company providing engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients.
Committee 4 Wagga submitted a response to the publically exhibited documents Combined Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2018/2019 and Long Term Financial Plan generated by Wagga Wagga City Council.