Rutherford Air Quality Liaison Committee
The Rutherford Air Quality Liaison Committee has been established by the Minister for the Environment.
The Government made an election commitment to establish a Rutherford Air Quality Liaison Committee with community and local business representation, alongside scientific and regulatory experts. Part of the role of the committee is to provide advice on the development of an odour source sampling and analysis campaign, designed to identify the most prominent sources of odour in the Rutherford Industrial Estate.
The committee is comprised of:
Stephen has over 30 years professional experience in areas including property development and management across both public and private sectors. He has tertiary qualifications in engineering, surveying and business and post graduate qualifications in management. Stephen currently works as a contracting valuer and part-time lecturer in statutory valuation.
Minister's community representative
Bob represents the Hon Robyn Parker MP, Minister for the Environment and member for Maitland.
Stephen is an active community member, committed to improving air quality. Stephen is currently President and a founding member of the Maitland Anti Stink Committee (MASC).
Ramona says 'I have lived in Rutherford for over 40 years and love the area'.
Neale is Factory Manager at Ultrafloor and represents the interests of the industrial sector in the Rutherford Industrial Area.
Ray is Refinery Manager at Transpacific Refiners, located in the Rutherford Industrial Area. Ray is a chemical engineer with over 16 years experience in industrial management. Ray is also a Rutherford resident and interested in the health and well being of the community.
Shane represents the interests of the development sector. Shane is Senior Development Manager for the McCloy Group.
Howard is Conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle, President of the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand and Editor of the journal Air Quality and Climate Change. Howard is Technical Expert on the Committee and has over 30 years experience in air quality management issues in the Hunter.
David is Manager of Development and Environment at Maitland City Council. David represents the interests of the community in areas relevant to local government.
Victor is Manager of Treatment Operations, representing Hunter Water Corporation.
Hunter New England Health
Philippe is Environmental Health Manager, representing Hunter New England Population Health.
Expressions of interest for membership of the committee were sought from the community and industry. The committee membership was chosen to represent a broad range of views to ensure a balanced approach and open and honest dialogue between members of industry, government and community that will influence positive environmental outcomes for the Rutherford area.
Terms of reference
The EPA has prepared terms of reference (RAQLCTermsofRef.pdf 60kb) to support and guide the Rutherford Air Quality Liaison Committee.
To find out more about matters the committee has been considering, see the minutes.
Minutes of meeting 6 (12 November 2012) (RAQLCmeeting6.pdf 52kb)
Minutes of meeting 5 (17 September 2012) (RAQLCmeeting5.pdf 37kb)
Minutes of meeting 4 (8 June 2012) (RAQLCmeeting4.pdf 28kb)
Minutes of meeting 3 (30 April 2012) (RAQLCmeeting3.pdf 35kb)
Minutes of meeting 2 (22 February 2012) (RAQLCmeeting2.pdf 54kb)
Minutes of meeting 1 (6 December 2011) (RAQLCmeeting1.pdf 64kb)
Rutherford Odour Investigation Project (December 2012) (RAQLCodourRpt.pdf 1.96mb)
If you have any comments or feedback on the Rutherford Air Quality Community Committee, complete the form below or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page last updated: 28 May 2013