Keep Australia Beautiful remembers former Chair Don Chambers


12 October 2015



Don Chambers ATT 2013

Don Chambers, the former Chair of Keep Australia Beautiful National Association, sadly passed away on 11 October while on a trip to Rome, Italy. He was 78.

Don was an important part of the Keep Australia Beautiful family for more than a decade. He stepped down as national Chair in 2013, although he remained on the board of Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria.

CEO of Keep Australia Beautiful National Association Philip Robinson said Mr Chambers was one of a kind.

“All those who knew and worked with Don were touched by his energy and contagious passion for the environment,” Mr Robinson said.

“It is a sad day for us to lose a man who really did wear his heart on his sleeve. We have his family in our thoughts.”

Born in Rutherglen, Victoria, Don’s childhood on a mixed farm reinforced his conviction that farmers were custodians of the land. He believed that land, water, and vegetation needed to be nurtured for the current and future generations of farmers and their communities.

Don believed passionately that the most pressing environmental issue for the nation was climate change, particularly with regard to water supply and soil condition.

A member of Masters Athletics Victoria and his local Track and Field Club at Wodonga, he competed regularly in local, interstate, national and world Masters, and Track and Field Championships.

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Media Comment:

Philip Robinson, CEO, Keep Australia Beautiful | 0413 354 680 |

National Media Contact:
Alice Morgan, Communications Manager, Keep Australia Beautiful | 02 8626 9396 |

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