What is the role of the Conservation Advisory Committee?
The Committee provides strategic advice to Council and is made up of community members from all walks of life, ensuring a range of different perspectives are heard. This is an exciting opportunity to influence and advocate on issues relating to:
- Biodiversity and natural resource management
- The heritage and history of Casey
- Waste and recycling management
What is the commitment required to be a member of the Committee?
All Committee members are required to contribute to discussions at meetings, community engagement sessions and public events. As a member you would be required to attend ten meetings annually over a two-year appointment as well as support community education and engagement sessions annually. It is expected that members also consider, research and discuss access and inclusion issues between meetings of the Committee.
What is it like to attend meetings?
Meetings occur monthly (eleven times per year) and have up to twelve community representatives and up to four Councillors. Two Council Officers are also present. Meetings involve information sharing, presentations and discussion of topics relevant to sustainability and conservation in the City of Casey. Committee members bring their experience, knowledge and passion to these discussions to advocate for better outcomes for community.
What if I have special requirements to attend meetings and events?
We want to provide meaningful opportunities for every member of our community to be involved, included and valued for their unique contributions. Council will make every effort to accommodate members of all backgrounds and abilities. Please speak to Council staff to find out more.