The Alligator Rivers Region Advisory Committee
The Alligator Rivers Region Advisory Committee (ARRAC), established under the Environment Protection (Alligator Rivers Regions) Act 1978, is a stakeholder forum for information exchange and policy consultation in relation to the effects of uranium mining on the Alligator Rivers Region environment. Public disclosure of environmental performance data through ARRAC is an important means of ensuring transparency and enhancing trust between relevant stakeholder organisations, and through this, providing assurance to the broader community that the environment remains protected from uranium mining related impacts.
Stakeholder organisations provide information reports to each ARRAC meeting to assist knowledge sharing and reduce potential for misinformation. These reports usually include a summary and interpretation of monitoring data, details of periodic environmental reports from mining companies and the outcomes of SSD audit and assessment activity.
|Prof Charles Webb||Chairperson||Independent|
|Joe Potter||Member||Afmeco Mining and Exploration Pty Ltd (AREVA Group)|
|Vacant||Member||Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency|
|Vacant||Deputy||Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency|
|Damien Ewington||Member||Cameco Australia Pty Ltd|
|Vacant||Deputy||Cameco Australia Pty Ltd|
|Michael Sheldrick||Member||Australian Government - Department of Industry|
|Nicole Hinton||Deputy||Australian Government - Department of Industry|
|Vacant||Member||Northern Territory Government - Department of Mines and Energy|
|Peter Waggitt||Deputy||Northern Territory Government - Department of Mines and Energy|
|Bill Freeland||Member||Northern Territory Government - Environment Protection Authority|
|Vacant||Deputy||Northern Territory Government - Environment Protection Authority|
|Xavier Schobben||Member||Northern Territory Government - Department of Health|
|Russell Robinson||Deputy||Northern Territory Government - Department of Health|
|Tim Eckersley||Member||Energy Resources of Australia Pty Ltd|
|Todd Simms||Deputy||Energy Resources of Australia Pty Ltd|
|Vacant||Member||Environment Centre Northern Territory|
|Lauren Mellor||Deputy||Environment Centre Northern Territory|
|Justin O’Brien||Member||Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation|
|Melanie Impey||Deputy||Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation|
|Vacant||Member||Uranium Equities Limited|
|Vacant||Member||West Arnhem Shire Council|
|Adam Thompson||Member||Northern Land Council|
|Greg McDonald||Deputy||Northern Land Council|
|Scott Perkins||Member||Representing Office of the Administrator of the Northern Territory|
|Gillian Jan||Deputy||Representing Office of the Administrator of the Northern Territory|
|Sally Barnes||Ex Officio||Parks Australia|
|Anna Morgan||Deputy||Parks Australia|
|Richard McAllister||Ex Officio||Supervising Scientist Division|
|Vacant||Deputy||Supervising Scientist Division|
In general ARRAC meets twice a year. These meetings may be attended by observers.
The Alligator Rivers Region Advisory Committee observers
Alligator Rivers Region Advisory Committee (ARRAC) meetings are attended by members of the Committee and associated advisors. Observers may attend meetings under the following arrangements.
- By invitation from the Chair.
- Invitations may be sought by writing to, emailing or faxing the Committee Secretariat.
- Alternatively, a member of the Committee may nominate an observer to attend a meeting or a specific agenda item.
- The draft agenda of each meeting will be posted on ARRAC's website two weeks before the meeting as notice of the issues to be considered.
Conditions placed on observers
- Observers may attend the section of the meeting noted in their invitation. This may be one or more specific agenda items or a full meeting.
- Observers may only address the Committee by the invitation of Chair.
Phone: (08) 8920 1122
Fax: (08) 8920 1199