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Clugston set to pull plug

Chairman of GWM Water Barry Clugston has resigned after 11 years leading the region’s water authority.
Mr Clugston advidsed Water Minister for Water Peter Walsh that he would not seek re-appointment when his term expired in September.
He cited the completion of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline as a ‘good time to hand over the reins’.
“I did contemplate not seeking re-appointment four years ago when my term was last up but felt I would have been leaving with the job half done,” Mr Clugston said.
“With the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline completed I feel the job is now done.”
The Wimmera Mallee Pipeline was completed last year, almost six years ahead of schedule, after more than a decade of drought turned the project from an environmental plan into a region-saving mission.
Mr Clugston said it had ‘truly been an honour’ to serve the region during a time of ‘incredible change and advancement’.
“I am comfortable that the organisation is very well placed to meet the many challenges in front of it,” he said.
“I have a number of other passions in my life which to a degree have taken a back seat over the past few years and I am really looking forward to spending more time with my family and further developing my farm enterprise.”

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Posted on May 25 2011

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