Cloncurry Mayor Greg Campbell has been appointed onto the board of the new North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has signed off on the new advisory board to support efforts to help farmers impacted by the recent floods in North Queensland.
The NQLIRA will work with farmers and other stakeholders to deliver a long-term plan for the recovery and reconstruction of the northern livestock industry.
The board will support the chair, former NT first minister Shane Stone and comprises members with on-the-ground livestock industry experience, as well as those with experience in government and non-government organisations.
Mayor Greg Campbell is the only council rep on the board and said he was proud to be selected as the local voice by the Prime Minister.
"I'm interested to see how much weight is going to be on us as the advisory board to make sure that what we deliver will be able to help the majority of people the best way," Cr Campbell said.
Shane Stone said the Board will play a vital role in providing expert advice to the Agency, especially as a long-term recovery strategy is developed.
The Advisory Board held its inaugural meeting in Townsville on March 12, where they set priorities for the next three months, including visiting communities affected by flooding.
Other members are:
Tracey Hayes – former CEO of the NT Cattlemen’s Association
Don Heatley – former Chair of Meat and Livestock Australia
David Galvin – former Chair of LiveCorp
Daryl Quinlivan – Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
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