Regional Town Water Supply Coordinator
Cross Border Commissioner James McTavish was appointed NSW Regional Town Water Supply Coordinator on January 24 2019 to ensure every regional town in NSW has safe, clean drinking water.
James is working with number of key players including WaterNSW, Department of Primary Industries, NSW Health, Local Government Areas, water utilities, Bureau of Meteorology and the state’s Drought Coordinator Jock Laurie to provide short-term fixes and long-term solutions to address water issues regional towns are facing.
“We want to make sure NSW residents can easily access information about the quality of their drinking water,” Mr McTavish said.
In July 2014, James was appointed NSW Cross Border Commissioner to advocate for businesses, organisations and residents in border communities.
He has held appointments as Infantry Officer in the Australian Regular Army and the Murrumbidgee Region Controller for the NSW State Emergency Service - and played a key role during the 2012 flood emergency in the Riverina town of Wagga Wagga.
James was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) for outstanding service as the Chief of Staff Army Recruit Training Centre (Kapooka) in the Australia Day Honours List in 2010. He was also awarded the Emergency Services Medal (ESM) for outstanding service as Murrumbidgee Region Controller, NSW State Emergency Service in the Australia Day Honours List in 2013.