NSW DPI Retired Officers

Generally known as the “Old Aggies” the main aims are to continue the friendship and camaraderie developed amongst officers of the NSW Department of Primary Industries, often over many years of employment with the Department.

In achieving its aims, the group organises luncheons in Sydney (December) as well as in the country, currently at Orange, Alstonville, Wagga Wagga, Laurieton, Gosford and Tamworth.

In addition, a newsletter is sent to all members twice a year containing important information about members or items written by them, describing either their time in the Department or since leaving as the case may be.

Membership is open to anyone who has worked for the Department or who may be invited by the committee to join.

The joining fee is a very modest $10.00 for one year.

If you would like to join or obtain additional information, contact:

From the President’s desk

In March 2019, with the assistance of DPI Communications, our webpage has been updated. It contains the last newsletter (November 2018 and archived July 2015 to May 2018 newsletters.

Name change (again) for the Department. The following is an extract from the Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet’s email announcing the changes. Please note that the DPI is now in the Department of Planning Industry and Environment (Environment added after the announcement). The Secretary of DPIE is Jim Betts. Scott Hansen, Director General DPI will report to Gary Barnes, Coordinator-General for Regions, Industry, Agriculture & Resources, who reports to Jim Betts.

Tony leaning against a large rock with and wearing a coat and gloves

Tony Moody memories

Tony died unexpectedly on 4 January 2019. He had documented his time at NSW DPI for 29 and a half years from 1987. Tony has mentioned some of the interesting issues about the interaction with farmers and our legislative requirements.

Diary Dates

Alstonville luncheon Monday 16 September 2019
Commencing at 11.30 am to eat at 12.30 pm
Federal Hotel, Alstonville Geoff Jacobs
0412 107 727 or
Armidale/Tamworth luncheon Wednesday 20 March 2019
12 noon for 12.30 pm start
Bendemeer Hotel Dr Barbara Vanselow
0434 344 992 or
Gosford luncheon Thursday 7 November 2019 Central Coast Leagues Club Geoff Warr
(02) 4342 3226 or
0411 128 936 or
Laurieton luncheon Monday 18 February 2019
Commencing at 11.30 am
Laurieton United Services’ Club Ray Buxton
(02) 6559 7001 or rbu87351@bigpond.com
Orange luncheon Wednesday 9 October 2019
11.30 am for 12.30 pm start
TBA Len Banks
(02) 6369 0011 or lmbanks@bigpond.com
Sydney luncheon Tuesday 10 December 2019
11.30 am
City of Sydney RSL Club Col Short
(02) 9876 1018 or
Wagga Wagga luncheon Thursday 9 May 2019 TBA James Hamilton
0447 225 875 or