Catchment care catches on

Among the guests at the opening were Andy Gulliver of C-Wise, catchment council chief executive Jane O’Malley, Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone, catchment council chairman Jan Star, former mayor Paddi Creevey, Gary Trinder from Lotterywest and catchment council secretary Marilyn Grey. Picture: Roz D’Raine
Among the guests at the opening were Andy Gulliver of C-Wise, catchment council chief executive Jane O’Malley, Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone, catchment council chairman Jan Star, former mayor Paddi Creevey, Gary Trinder from Lotterywest and catchment council secretary Marilyn Grey. Picture: Roz D’Raine

The spacious former residence has been leased to the catchment council by the City of Mandurah while Lotterywest provided a grant to renovate and fit out the building, providing staff with a quality work environment.

Catchment council chief executive Jane O’Malley said the support from Lotterywest and the City of Mandurah had allowed for secure tenure for at least 10-years in which the council could go from strength to strength.

Canning MRH Don Randall reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to the group being recognised in the region and special mention was made of the hard work of the group’s founding chairman Jan Star.

The catchment council had a busy year, winning the WA Environment Awards in the Community Achievement and Rivers, Wetlands and Estuaries categories, completing a business plan and continuing to build important partnerships and deliver projects including the Lake Clifton Threatened Species, Filtering the Nutrient Storm stage 2 and Water bird Monitoring and Education.