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Change of guard for Cape York NRM Directors

As the 2016-2017 Annual General Meeting approaches for Cape York NRM, the board have said goodbye to two long serving Directors.

After almost three years as Indigenous Zone Four Director, Shane Gibson stood down at the recent Cape York NRM meeting in Weipa. Shane has relocated to Alice Springs for work and family, and will be sorely missed by the Cape York NRM Board of Directors.

Shane has been a strong voice for Indigenous Zone Four as well as for Cape York in general. He has been a key influence in the strengthening of governance of Cape York NRM in recent years.

Sandra Woosup, a Cape York NRM Zone One Director is also standing down after almost four years on the Cape York NRM Board of Directors.

During her time with Cape York NRM, Sandra has been an advocate for the protection of, and respect for, cultural knowledge in NRM. Sandra will continue her work in the NPA with the Apudthama Land Trust.

The Board of Directors and staff at Cape York NRM extend their heartfelt thanks to Shane and Sandra for their service to natural resource management on Cape York.

Recruitment for the vacant positions is underway, with new directors to be announced at the Annual General Meeting on 28 October in Cooktown.

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