Project Platypus has a new Manager.
John Pye taught Biology, Maths, Science, Welding, Electronics and several other subjects during his 23 years at Stawell Secondary College. He ran a number of school and community partnerships with projects including; the Grampians Rail Trail (yet to be opened), salinity reduction, flood mitigation/water reuse for the College ovals as well as revegetation and environmental programs.
An active CFA Firefighter with Stawell Rural Fire Brigade and the combined Stawell Fire Brigade, John held almost every role from Secretary through to Captain.
John was one of the founding members of Stawell Urban Landcare and is currently President of that group.