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Published Wednesday 28 March 2018
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Passionate about the environment? Join the Mitchell Environment Advisory Committee

Are you passionate about the environment? Want to give something new a go and really make a difference in your community?

Why not join the Mitchell Environment Advisory Committee?

Applications are now open for new members to join the committee, which aims to tap into the knowledge, skills and experiences of community members to provide Council with strategic advice and recommendations about environmental sustainability and management issues.

Current committee member Laura Mundy, 31, said joining MEAC had wide-ranging benefits, including helping with her Environmental Science studies.

“MEAC is a fantastic opportunity to really get plugged in to the environment and the environmental issues in the Mitchell Shire area,” Ms Mundy said.

“It’s amazing the calibre of people on the committee and when they look to you for your opinion, it really makes you feel valued.

“Being on MEAC has also really helped with my studies and has helped give me direction on where I want to go professionally.”

Ms Mundy encouraged anyone with a passion for the environment to apply.

“We want you. We currently have nine fantastic committee members, but we need every little bit of help we can get. If you’ve got a passion for the environment, we need you.”

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said there were many people in the Shire who had skills and experiences which could benefit the committee.

“There are so many people in our community who are passionate about the environment, and by joining MEAC, it will provide them with a fantastic opportunity to have input and provide direction on some of the major environmental issues in our shire,” Cr Sanderson said.

“Council has a fantastic working relationship with MEAC and we really value the input they provide Council on a wide range of environmental projects and initiatives.”

Major projects MEAC are expected to work on during the next term include the Broadford Structure Plan, the development of the Rural Land Use and Activities plan, review of the Mitchell Shire Sustainable Resource Management Strategy, biodiversity projects and environmental education and awareness programs.

The committee meets bi-monthly and may also have additional special meetings to discuss major projects and initiatives.

Committee members must live, work, study or volunteer in Mitchell Shire.

To apply or view the committee’s Terms of Reference, click HERE or drop in to one of Council’s Customer and Library Service Centres by Friday 20 April.

For more details, please contact 5734 6200 or email environment@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au.

This page was last updated on 22 February 2019.