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.

ARRAC Membership

ARRAC Membership
Name Position Organisation
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

Meeting frequency

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.

Contacting ARRAC

ARRAC Secretariat
Phone: (08) 8920 1122
Fax: (08) 8920 1199
Email: coord.ssd@environment.gov.au