Lake Awoonga after  rain in 2017.
Lake Awoonga after rain in 2017. Mike Richards GLA310317LAKE

Gladstone Area Water Board appoints 3 new members

THREE new appointees have been confirmed for the Gladstone Area Water Board.

The State Government has appointed former deputy mayor Maxine Brushe, mechanical engineer Aurelia Noran and academic Professor Poh-Ling Tan to the board.

CEO Darren Barlow said the diverse backgrounds of the new appointees would strengthen GAWB's ability to respond to the needs of its customers and the Gladstone community.

"Our new board members bring a wealth of experience to our organisation. We are confident they will provide valuable insights as we continue to execute our strategy to deliver safe and reliable water services to the Gladstone region," Mr Barlow said.

"GAWB's mission is to be a leading water provider that supports our customers, community and people. We look forward to working with them to achieve that goal."

Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said the group, with its mix of local knowledge, business experience and water management expertise, would further enhance the board's role to deliver safe, reliable and efficient water services.

"These are critical pieces of infrastructure helping to drive the region's economy,'' Mr Butcher said.

Ms Brushe was a former councillor on the Calliope Shire Council and the Gladstone Regional Council for 23 years and served as deputy mayor for five years.

Ms Noran has more than 25 years of engineering experience and has worked on projects such as the Airport Link and Northern Busway Project in Brisbane.

Professor Tan is a national water reform leader, who has provided expertise on the Murray-Darling Basin Authority's Advisory Committee.

Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham congratulated the new board members on their appointments.

"I look forward to working with them to oversee GAWB's key role in the continued welfare of the community and industry,'' Dr Lynham said.