Submission to DEPI
Outdoors Victoria has made a submission to the National Parks Camping and Accommodation Fees Regulatory Impact Statement. More info »
Draft AAS Paddling in Inland Waterways
Deadline for feedback extended to: 14 February 2014 More info »
New Business Toolkit re bushfire preparedness
Tourism Victoria, in partnership with the CFA has released a new toolkit to assist tourism businesses prepare for bushfires. More info »
Have your say - Parks Vic camping fees review
The new Victorian national parks camping and accommodation fees Regulatory Impact Statement is out for comment. Deadline: 22 Nov 2013 More info »
NOLRS Oct 2013 Newsletter
Welcome to the October 2013 edition of the NOLRS Newsletter. In this issue you will find updates on registration and reregistration, new pathways to becoming on outdoor leader, and information about contributing an article. More info »
Cathy Acocks was Outdoors Victoria first Chief Executive Officer joining the organisation in February 2013 and departing in October 2013.
Cathy brought to the organisation more than two decades of experience working as a senior administrator in the Victorian Public Service, in Sport and Recreation, Tourism and Justice. During that time, she led a number of high profile, sensitive and complex projects, contributing to the government’s community resilience and safety strategies. In particular, Cathy spearheaded the integration of Life Saving Victoria into the emergency services sector, bringing together key government and agency stakeholders to form the Victorian Water Safety Council.
Working with Life Saving Victoria and water safety stakeholders, Cathy developed and delivered the government’s highly successful water safety campaign ‘Play it Safe by the Water’, reducing the incidence of drowning by 50% over the last decade. In recognition of her work, she was awarded the International Life Saving Federation Citation of Merit. Cathy had a central role in the development of the first Emergency Services Volunteer Framework for Victoria. She was a national swimming coach for over 20 years and successfully trained a number of swimmers on Australian teams.
Linda Baron manages the office including member liaison, secretariat services, finances, website and information provision to stakeholders. She is currently in the office Mondays to Wednesdays.