YOU SHOULD still recognise it despite its facelift.
Dawson Regional Development is the new name of the Dawson Valley Development Association.
The new name, logo and new objectives of the association were launched at the association’s annual meeting at which Robert Hutchinson was re-elected president.
“The association has had a facelift,” Mr Hutchinson said.
“The old image was getting stale so we needed to spruce up a bit. We have done that by reviewing and amending the association rules, changing the name and logo and most of all, by renewing a commitment to achieve outcomes.”
He said the basic objective was to have an active and effective community organisation in the Banana Shire that promotes and assists the delivery of soft and hard infrastructure projects that will enhance the region’s future economic capacity.
The president said while the global financial crisis had slowed the development of some major projects planned for the region, there was still a lot of planning activity, particularly with coal seam methane gas development.
He pointed out other major proposed projects in the region were the Surat Basin Railway, Nathan Dam, a clean energy power station at Wandoan and numerous pipeline projects.
“We are in an unprecedented time – this is the type of economic activity espoused by the association when it was established in the early 90s.
“As a community organisation, we need to devote a lot more energy to ensure our region gets a fair deal out of major developments,” Mr Hutchinson said.
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