DR Mehreen Faruqi, Greens member of the Legislative Council of the New South Wales Government, is being brought to Taree by the Manning Clean Water Action Group and Lock the Gate Alliance.
She will speak to members, supporters and the community at an open meeting on Monday, April 7 at Taree Uniting Church, followed by a question and answer session. The meeting opens at 6.30pm, for a 7 o'clock start.
Dr Faruqi joined the NSW Legislative Council in June 2013. Her portfolios include the environment, marine environment and fisheries, transport, roads and ports, status of women, sexuality and gender identity, multicultural ism, animal welfare, healthy lifestyles, and young people.
Since migrating from Pakistan to Australia in 1992, with her young family, Mehreen's work has focussed on developing real solutions to social and environmental challenges. She is a Fellow of the Institute on Engineers Australia and a member of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.
Mehreen has delivered major projects such as stormwater reuse and recycling infrastructure, cycle ways, hydropower generation and rainforest rehabilitation as well as doing work for action on climate change and waste reduction. She has chaired a number of panels and committees on sustainability, water and waste management for industry, local, state and federal government.
She is a Fellow of the Institute on Engineers Australia and a member of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.