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Speak Up calling out for ‘fresh faces’

Call to action: Speak Up chair Lachlan Marshall will be stepping aside and he’s keen to see ‘fresh faces’ getting involved so the group can continue to have an impact. Photo by Sophie Baldwin

The popular Speak Up 4 Water campaign will discuss its future on February 13 at its annual general meeting.

Current chair Lachlan Marshall is due to step down after being elected as a shareholder director to the board of Murray Irrigation Ltd.

“We will need a new chair and are hoping to get some fresh faces on the committee,” Mr Marshall said.

“As we approach an election period at federal and state level — both NSW and Victoria — it will be important that the benefits of irrigated agriculture continue to be at the forefront.”

Speak Up has been a major advocate for improved water policy since 2015.

Its annual general meeting will be held on Sunday, February 13.

Anyone who wishes to attend should email speakup4water@gmail.com to receive the venue and online options.