It was with much sadness that we bid farewell to our amazing PRCG Coordinator, Sarah Holland Clift, in January. Sarah started with the PRCG in 2014 and quickly established theOur Living River initiative with a new vision, purpose and mission to make the Parramatta River swimmable again by 2025.
Over the past five years, Sarah worked tirelessly to progress the Masterplan for the Parramatta River, securing the support of more the 35 partner agencies, including all 11 councils that sit within the catchment, several state government agencies and many community groups. Sarah also helped raise awareness of the Our Living River initiative through her advocacy on issues affecting the river and catchment such as the Greater Sydney Commission’s Greater Parramatta and Olympic Peninsula (GPOP) Plan as well as participation in many community events and campaigns, including Riverfest! and ‘Get the Site Right’.
Sarah has returned to Geelong in Victoria with her husband Dean and boys, Ethan and Joel, to be closer to her extended family. In February Sarah starts with the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority where she will be working on community-based initiatives and partnerships for the seven main rivers in that region.
Thank you Sarah for the incredible passion and commitment you have brought to the PRCG and your role. You will be sorely missed but we wish you and your family every happiness and success for the future.