Creevey new Com­mis­sion chair­woman

Pinjarra Murray Times - - FRONT PAGE -

FOR­MER Man­durah mayor Paddi Creevey is the new chair­woman of the Peel De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion.

Ms Creevey served as mayor from 2005 to 2013 and will help drive the State Gov­ern­ment’s eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment agenda in the Peel re­gion, in­clud­ing the job-cre­at­ing Trans­form Peel project.

She has a range of board ex­pe­ri­ence, in­clud­ing Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Aus­tralia, Peel Re­gional Plan­ning Scheme, the Coasts and Cli­mate Change Coun­cil and Peel Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Group.

She has been awarded the Cen­te­nary Medal, the Or­der of Aus­tralia Medal and was in­ducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011.

Ms Creevey re­places out­go­ing Paul Fitz­patrick, who has made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the re­gion and de­vel­op­ment of the Trans­form Peel project.

Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Alan­nah MacTier­nan said peo­ple in the Peel knew Ms Creevey and her en­ergy and pas­sion for the com­mu­nity.

“Tack­ling high un­em­ploy­ment rates in the Peel through the Gov­ern­ment’s job-cre­at­ing projects like de­vel­op­ment of the Nam­beelup Busi­ness Park will be a key fo­cus,’’ she said.

“The Gov­ern­ment also recog­nises the sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion of Mr Fitz­patrick.”

Paddi Creevey is chair­woman of Peel De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion.

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