Revered former Chair of Melbourne Water passes away aged 95

Melbourne Water acknowledges the vast contribution made to Melbourne by Former Chair Raymond Marginson, AM, B Com, Dip Pub Admin, Hon LLD, who has died aged 95.

Raymond Marginson chaired the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW) for a decade, from 1982-1992. During this time MMBW became Melbourne Water, Thomson dam opened, Melbourne endured a severe drought and the first campaigns against water waste began.

After stepping down in 1992, Ray led several parks and waterways committees including Point Cook and the Werribee Park Historic Mansion.

Ray Marginson was vice-principal of the University of Melbourne from 1966-1988. He Chaired Museum Victoria and oversaw the construction of Scienceworks at Spotswood on the site of an old Melbourne Water Pumping Station.

He also formed the Victorian Jazz archive  and was deputy chair of the Melbourne Theatre Company for 20 years.

Ray Marginson’s vast talent spanned education, community service, the arts and science. He leaves a lasting legacy at Melbourne Water and on the city of Melbourne as a whole.