Council Advisory Groups
A number of Advisory Groups have been established by Council to provide advice and inform the development of Council strategies, policies and initiatives in a number of key service delivery areas across the Council.
A number of Advisory Groups have been established by Council to provide advice to the Administration on the development of Council strategies, policies and initiatives in a number of key service delivery areas.
Advisory Groups operate as informal gatherings to enable the Council's Administration to receive advice from industry and community 'experts' on matters related to elements of Council business. Agendas and Minutes are not required for Advisory Groups.
Meetings of Advisory Groups are open to members of the public unless specific criteria are met to warrant the closure of the meeting for confidential discussion. While members of the public are most welcome to attend, Advisory Groups are not structured to provide an opportunity for community members to have input during the meeting.
Upcoming Advisory Group meetings are listed on Council's Information or Briefing Sessions webpage approximately five days before the meeting date.
All Advisory Groups operate in accordance with the Advisory Group Operation and Conduct Policy, available on the Council Policies page at the link below.
The role of the Advisory Group is to provide specialist advice to the Executive Officer in the implementation of Council's Biodiversity Strategy and provide feedback and information from and to other interested community groups and community members.
The role of the Advisory Group is to provide advice to the Executive Officer on bushfire mitigation issues. This will include issues such as local bushfire risks, threat assessment and knowledge of other organisations' bushfire mitigation plans.
The role of the Property Advisory Group is to advice to the Executive Officer on matters relating to the operations, maintenance, improvement and rationalisation of Council's building and property portfolio.
The role of the Rural Land Management Advisory Group is to provide advice to the Executive Officer on:
- The achievement of objectives for the primary production component of the Strategic Plan;
- The development of policies and strategies for the retention of and optimum utilisation of rural land;
- Initiatives to ensure protection of the rural landscape qualities of the district;
- Communication strategies and information sharing between rural land users and Council; and
- Matters impacting on the primary production sector where Council has jurisdiction in the matter.
The role of the Advisory Group is to provide specialist advice to the Executive Officer on sustainability matters including climate change, energy management, water management, waste reduction, environment, resilient communities and resource recovery.