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 Supervising Scientist 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 - nomination received Member Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
Vacant - nomination received Deputy Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
Damien Ewington Member Cameco Australia Pty Ltd
Michael Sheldrick Member Australian Government - Department of Industry and Science
Vacant - nomination received 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
Paul Purdon Deputy Northern Territory Government - Environment Protection Authority
Xavier Schobben Member Northern Territory Government - Department of Health
Vacant - nomination received Deputy Northern Territory Government - Department of Health
Tim Eckersley Member Energy Resources of Australia Pty Ltd
Vacant Deputy Energy Resources of Australia Pty Ltd
Vacant - nomination received 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 - nomination received Member Uranium Equities Limited
Adam Thompson Member Northern Land Council
Greg McDonald Deputy Northern Land Council
Vacant Member Representing Office of the Administrator of the Northern Territory
Vacant 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

Meeting frequency

In general ARRAC meets twice a year. These meetings may be attended by observers.

The next meeting of ARRAC is scheduled for 9 September 2015.

Observers

ARRAC meetings are attended by members and/or deputy members of the Committee and their respective advisors. Observers may attend meetings by invitation from the Chair, by invitation by a member with the approval of the Chair or by writing to the ARRAC Secretariat requesting to attend.

Contacting ARRAC

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