Nominations open Monday 6 November 2023
The nomination period has now closed. A report will be presented to Council to appoint external members to the Environmental Advisory Group at the December 2023 Ordinary Council Meeting.
If you are a passionate advocate for environmental conservation, the Shire is calling upon individuals like you, who are ready to shape the future of our community and make real impact.
The Environmental Advisory Group provides strategic advice to Council on environmental and sustainability issues. This can include protection of natural areas and biodiversity, management of natural areas, water, and energy and waste initiatives across the shire.
External members should possess:
- knowledge and/or expertise in environmental sustainability issues; and
- demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Shire of Mundaring landscape, ecology and communities.
Potential applicants for the role of external member are required to provide a statement on their skills and experience in order to be considered for appointment. Formal qualifications in ecology, environmental management or related fields are welcome but not essential. We are also looking for people who are knowledgeable and passionate about environmental sustainability and engaged in local community initiatives.
The Charter provides for up to eight community members, to be appointed for a two year term (November 2023 – October 2025). This is in addition to up to two council members. Meetings will usually be held on Tuesday evenings from 6pm. As per the Charter there will be a minimum of three meetings per year, but more may be scheduled based on matters being considered or if called for by Council.
Community members must be prepared to attend meetings, read through agendas, and follow the guidance of the presiding member in following meeting procedures. Please read the Charter (see link in Document Library to the right of the screen) before submitting your nomination.
Nominations close at 4pm on Friday 24 November 2023 and can be submitted by completing the nomination form below or by emailing a statement on your skills and experience to email@example.com. Alternatively, you can submit your statement to the Shire Administration building, 7000 Great Eastern Highway Mundaring 6073. If you are posting it, allow time for delivery before the closing date.
At the close of the advertising period, a report will be presented to Council to appoint members to the Environmental Advisory Group. Please note, nominations will be provided as confidential attachments when presented to Council for consideration. Recommendations will be confidential until Council has resolved appointment. If you are appointed, you name will be included on the Shire's website.
Note: this information and a nomination form is available in alternative formats upon request.