Series 580 - Pat Troy papers on public administration

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Pat Troy papers on public administration


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(1936 -)

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Patrick Nicol Troy was born in Geraldton, Western Australia on 22 January 1936. Son of trade unionist Paddy Troy, he has worked in the private sector and in State and local government, as a planner in New South Wales and as senior administrator in the Commonwealth. He held various positions at the Australian National University from 1966-2000 including professor and head of the Urban Research Unit, Research School of Social Sciences 1984-1991. He served on State and Federal government agencies including as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Urban and Regional Development 1973-1975 in which he was involved in the establishment and operations of the South Australian Land Commission, Western Australian Land Council, New South Wales Land Council, Victorian Land Council and the Australian Housing Corporation. Troy held numerous appointments as a member of the South Australia Urban Land Council 1975-1977; Deputy Chairman Australian Housing Corporation 1975-1976; member of the Australian Housing Council 1984-1992; member Building Research and Development Advisory Committee 1984-1987; member of the board National Building & Technology Centre 1985-1988; member Ministerial Advisory Committee on Housing Access 1989-1990; member Urban Regional Development Advisory Committee 1992-1993; member ACT Planning and Land Council 2003-2006.

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Created 15 December 2014




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