Lance has lived in the Latrobe Valley most of his life where he has been involved in a range of community activities which he continues to this day.
Lance is Chair of the:
- Gippsland Regional Emergency Management Planning Committee
- Gippsland Municipal Emergency Management Enhancement Group
Lance’s current community volunteer roles include:
- CFA member at Yallourn North
- CFA Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria District 27 President
- Committee member Yallourn North Community Housing Committee
Lance is a life Member of CFA and has received the National Medal with two Bars, Gold Star award and the Australian Fire Service Medal.
Latrobe Valley Information Network
Latrobe City Council is proud to be associated with this project as the world’s largest real-time environmental monitoring network in the Latrobe Valley called The Latrobe Valley Information Network (www.LVIN.org )
The LVIN provides 24 hour monitoring of plantations, water catchments, coal mines and power stations to assist in the protection of these industry resources in the region.
This is also a mitigation step to future proof the community and local industry, reducing the possibility of large scale events like those impacts that our community and local timber industry have recently experienced. Further targeted sites include Dam wall safety and landfill monitoring.
75,000 residents of the Latrobe Valley will have free access to monitor live weather, rainfall and air composition, with access to real-time information to assist in building community resilience.