The Queensland Government is planning to appoint a leading scientists to chair the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Science Panel.


State Environment and Heritage Minister, Andrew Powell, said the Government was looking for a chair with a high level of knowledge, skills and experience in environment science to manage the new panel.


“This is a unique opportunity to be a leader of the innovative change required to achieve improved environmental and ecosystem health outcomes for Gladstone Harbour,” Mr Powell said.


“The chair will oversee this process while recognising the harbour’s proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and its function both as a major industrial centre and port.


“The science panel will provide independent and objective scientific advice to the Gladstone Healthy Harbour partnership about the long term management and monitoring of the harbour.


Mr Powell said the chair would preside over science panel meetings and provide expert advice and recommendations on behalf of the science panel to the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership.


“The Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership represents government, industry, research groups and the community coming together to deliver a shared vision for Gladstone Harbour which is based on science.”


The role of chair will initially be until 31st August 2013.

Applications close on August 6 2012.

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