Snowy Advisory Committee

In July 2018, the Minister for Regional Water appointed the Snowy Advisory Committee to provide expert and community input to the design of environmental flows to the Snowy River and Snowy montane rivers.

The committee is chaired by Terry Bailey, and brings together the local knowledge and expertise of individuals from Snowy River and Snowy Mountains communities and the NSW and Victorian governments.

Committee members

Mr Terry  Bailey, Independent Chair

Terry Bailey

Terry Bailey has over 30 years’ experience in public policy research, analysis and reform, as well as program design and delivery, with a focus on environment, heritage, Indigenous land and sea management and economic development across Australia.

Terry is committed to collaborating with ‘grassroots’ communities, and prides himself on the ability to develop advice through consensus. He has previously served as the Chief Executive of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and the Assistant Secretary for Heritage in the Commonwealth.

He currently provides consulting and advisory services and is a visiting Associate Professor at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University.

Mr Robert Caune, Community

Mr Robert Caune's biography will be available shortly.

Ms Doris Paton, Community

Ms Doris Paton's biography will be available shortly.

Ms Vickii Wallace, Community

Ms Vickii Wallace's biography will be available shortly.

Dr Fiona Dyer, Environment

Dr Fiona Dyer biography will be available shortly.

Dr Iris White, Aboriginal

Dr Iris White's biography will be available shortly.

Mr Graeme Enders, NSW Government

Mr Graeme Ender's biography will be available shortly.

Mr Graeme Dear, VIC Government

Mr Graeme Dear's biography will be available shortly.

The Snowy Advisory Committee will allow greater transparency of environmental water strategies in the Snowy Mountains area and boost the health of the Snowy River and Snowy Montane rivers.

The committee’s requirements are set out under the Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Act 1997. It is responsible for advising the Water Administration Ministerial Corporation each year on the timing and pattern for the release of water for environmental reasons under the Snowy water licence.

Committee advice

In February 2019, the committee provided its first formal advice for the delivery of water in the 2019/20 Snowy water year, which covers the period 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2020.

Committee meeting communiqués