Blue Mountains City Council Environment Manager, Nick Rigby, has been appointed as one of two local government representative to the Greater Blue Mountains Area (GBMA) World Heritage Advisory Committee.
Mr Rigby's appointment will be for a period of three years, until August 23, 2022.
"It's fantastic to have a Blue Mountains City Council employee on board this committee," said Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill. "I congratulate Nick on this significant appointment."
The GBMA World Heritage Advisory Committee was established in 2006 to advise on matters related to the identification, protection, conservation, and presentation of the Greater Blue Mountains area, including strategic policies about Australia's obligations under the World Heritage Convention.
The committee plays a crucial role in establishing linkages with community, local government, Aboriginal groups and local businesses. It also provides policy and scientific advice to both NSW and Federal governments.
"I am proud to have received confirmation from the Minister for Energy and Environment of my appointment to this committee," said Mr Rigby. "It's a really exciting opportunity and will provide a great avenue for raising issues on behalf of the city."
Mr Rigby has nearly 30 years of senior management experience in the fields of cultural heritage, natural environment, land administration and community engagement. His previous roles have included Manager, Cape Byron Reserve Trust Board, Regional Manager with the NSW NPWS, Chief Executive Officer of the Lord Howe Island Board and Director of Wildlife Management for Queensland.