Consultation / GWIC Industry Participants Advisory Council

The Commission has established a new advisory council, GWIC Industry Participants Advisory Council (GIPAC), to allow industry participants to provide greater input into its work.

The primary objective of the Council is to enhance the Commission’s engagement and collaboration with industry participants, experts and stakeholders in the early stages of developing policies and regulations.

The GIPAC's role is to:

  • Provide advice to the Commission in relation to the likely impact on the greyhound industry of regulatory and operational policies it has under consideration;
  • Provide advice to the Commission in relation to the likely impact of changes to rules, policies and programs under consideration and the effectiveness of its delivery of services to the industry ; and
  • Ensure the industry has early engagement in relation to policy and rule changes.

The GIPAC is comprised of eight members with the chair to be selected by its members. Members must be current industry participants with experience and expertise to enable them to adequately represent key stakeholders within the NSW Greyhound Racing Industry.

The GIPAC will complement the Commission's Greyhound Knowledge Information Network (GKIN) which was established in 2018 to provide informal feedback to the Commission in relation to policy considerations by the Commission. Members of the GKIN were self-nominated and contacted on an ad-hoc basis to discuss their thoughts on various work by the Commission on several occasions.

On 26 November 2020, Minister for Better Regulation & Innovation, Kevin Anderson, announced the members of the GIPAC ahead of their inaugural meeting in December. The full list of members, their involvement in the industry and their region are listed below.

Mr Martin HallinanBreeder /Owner /TrainerCentral West
Ms Gayle MastersonBreeder /Owner /TrainerHunter
Mr Jason LyneTrack Manager & OwnerCentral West
Mr Barry WardOwnerGreater Sydney
Ms Amanda GinnPublic TrainerCentral West
Mr Mark BellBreeder /TrainerGreater Sydney
Ms Tracy HindmarshBreeder /TrainerNorthern Rivers
Ms Jenny (Jennifer) BarnettBreeder /Owner /TrainerHunter

The Terms of Reference for the GIPAC can be viewed here.