New CRG members on board

18 December 2014

The New Acland Community Reference Group (CRG) has held the first meeting of its new term, and welcomed three new members.

The CRG was established in 2012 by the New Hope Group, and plays an important role in providing the company with grass roots community input into the New Acland Coal Mine’s operational, development and planning activities.

The CRG also helps administer the New Acland Community Investment Fund (CIF) by assessing applications and making recommendations to the New Hope Group on appropriate community development initiatives for support.

CRG members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and represent a diverse range of local community interests.

At the October meeting, New Hope’s Executive General Manager Mining Jim Randell thanked the 2014 Group for its commitment to the local area before opening nominations for membership of the 2015 Group.

“We are delighted that the majority of members renominated for the 2015 year and will continue their valuable contribution,” he said.  

CRG Members for 2015:

  • Helen Bawden
  • Tracy Tully
  • Cathy Hartley
  • Graham Cooke
  • Jodie Collins
  • Lindsay Evans
  • Victoria Menkins
  • Barry Mason
  • Glenys Bowtell
  • Andrew Langton
  • Matthew Boyd
  • Sarah Due
  • Cr Nancy Sommerfield