Nominations sought for Stakeholder Consultation Committee

Aerial shot of the Port of Geraldton  Credit: Joshua Miles

Aerial shot of the Port of Geraldton 
Credit: Joshua Miles

Mid West Ports Authority is seeking nominations for its Stakeholder Consultation Committee from community members interested in the planning, operation and development activities of MWPA.

The purpose of the newly formed committee is to provide a forum for communication and discussion between MWPA and representatives of the community and stakeholder groups on matters directly relating to the Port of Geraldton and the overall Port Authority.

Nominations are being sought from local residents and community group representatives inside the City of Greater Geraldton.

MWPA Chief Executive Officer Rochelle Macdonald said the committee would help inform MWPAs decision-making process by providing a consultative role.

“We recognise MWPA plays an important role in supporting our community, the region and state economy,” she said.

“We also understand that the aspirations, concerns and overall success of the community in which we operate is a key factor in how our own performance is measured.

“This is why the Stakeholder Consultation Committee will play an important role in the future of both the Port and community.

“It will establish good working relationships and promote and facilitate two-way communication and information sharing between MWPA, the local community and a number of stakeholder groups.”

The committee will have several items on the agenda, including MWPAs strategic plans, projects, management plans, monitoring and audit results, community concerns and complaint resolutions and upcoming community events and initiatives.

The committee, which will comprise of 16 members, will meet a minimum of four times annually and will be appointed for a period of two years.

Dr Macdonald said she encouraged anyone interested to apply.

“We want a variety of voices on the committee to best represent the overall community,” she said.

“You have the opportunity to be part of the very first committee of this kind and have your opinion heard on the future of our region.”

Nominations close 5pm, April 5, 2019.

For more information or to submit a nomination form, visit http://bit.ly/MWPAscc

For enquiries, email communications@midwestports.com.au