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Committee vacancies

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September 14, 2017

If you’re interested in the natural environment, and if you think sustainability and environmental management are high priorities, then joining the Mitchell Environment Advisory Committee could be the perfect role for you.

There are up to seven positions vacant on the committee, which aims to tap into the knowledge, skills and experiences of community members to provide Mitchell Shire Council with strategic advice and recommendations about environmental sustainability and management issues.

The committee is chaired by Councillor Rob Eldridge, with six bi-monthly meetings held each year. The Committee may also have additional special meetings to discuss major projects and initiatives.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said council was looking for a mix of people to join the committee.

‘‘There are so many people in our community who are passionate about the environment and have some fantastic skills and knowledge that can help council manage our environment now and into the future,’’ Cr Sanderson said.

‘‘Council is looking for a range of people to join the committee — whether they have an interest in climate change, waste, biodiversity, natural resource management, farming and landcare, water, energy conservation or environmental education.’’

Applications are now open for anyone who lives, works, studies and/or volunteers in Mitchell Shire.

The current term of the committee ends on April 18.

To apply or view the committee’s Terms of Reference, visit www.engagingmitchellshire.com or drop in to one of Council’s Customer and Library Service Centres by September 22.

For more details, phone 57346200 or email environment@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

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