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Environmental Advisory Panel

Environmental Advisory Panel

We are seeking nominations for membership of Council’s Environmental Advisory Panel, first established in 2017.

Revised Terms of Reference were adopted in September 2019.

The Panel consists of two Elected Members and between 6-8 community representatives. The Elected Members on the panel are Cr Karyn Bradford and Cr Melissa Rebbeck.

Council is currently advertising for interested participants.  You can find the public notice here and the Application Form here .  

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday, 3 July 2020.

About the positions

Up to 8 panel positions are available for community representatives.  Positions are voluntary and members will be appointed for a 2-year term. It is likely that a Chairperson will be selected by Council from the successful candidates.

The role of the Panel shall be to provide input and advice to Council regarding implementation of Council’s Environmental Action Plan .  Environmental and sustainability matters to be addressed by the Panel may include water resource management; biodiversity conservation; climate change mitigation and adaption; carbon sequestration and regenerative agriculture; resource recovery and waste management; environmental education; and the reduction of Council’s corporate footprint.

In addition to an interest or experience in these environmental issues, community representatives appointed to the Panel should also have skills, knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following:

  • relevant Federal and State government legislation, goals, policies and objectives;
  • links to relevant networks, community groups and wider community; and
  • track record of achieving positive outcomes through collaborative projects.

Download the Application Form here. Questions about the Panel should be directed to Council’s Environmental Strategy Officer on (08) 8555 7000.

Environmental Action Plan

Council’s Environmental Action Plan, endorsed in April 2014, is available here.

Alexandrina’s environmental aspiration is to ‘Thrive in Clean Green Futures’. For further information visit the environment pages.