Duncraig water expert honoured with Australia Day medallion
Released 24 Jan 2017
Water expert Roy Stone of Duncraig was named as a recipient of an Australian Day Achievement Medallion as part of an Australia-wide recognition of the contribution of public servants to the nation.
Australia Day achievement medallion recipients are selected by their employer as part of a national program run by the Australia Day Council.
Mr Stone was awarded the medallion at a ceremony at the Department of Water in Perth for his achievements in water reform initiatives in Western Australia.
Presenting the medallion Department of Water Director General Mike Rowe acknowledged Roy Stone as a leader in his field.
“Over the past four decades Roy achieved an extraordinary number of ‘firsts’ in his career in water,” Mike said.
“He wrote the first specification for the then public Water Board to contract a private organisation to lay a public water supply main pipeline; project managed the first strategic assessment of Western Australia’s water supply needs into the 21st century; co-ordinated Western Australia’s first surface water allocation plan with environmental water provisions.
“Roy also led development of WA’s first water allocation plan to comprehensively consider of Aboriginal cultural values, working side by side with Traditional Owners and communities to understand their perspectives and needs.”
Mr Stone’s working life in the Western Australian Public Service has resulted in robust water planning processes aimed at ecological sustainability, economic viability, social acceptability and cultural appropriateness.
The Australia Day achievement medallion is part of a nationally recognised process run by the Australia Day Council in which public sector organisations recognise the outstanding contributions and performance of their staff. For more information go to www.australiaday.org.au.
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