Community Environmental Groups
Greater Dandenong Community Sustainability Advisory Committee
The Greater Dandenong Sustainability Advisory Committee was established to assist Council in the implementation of the Greater Dandenong Sustainability Strategy 2016-30. The committee is currently made out of a wide range of members from teachers to business owners and envionmental scientists, this broad range helps to represent the entire community.
The committee was established as a response to the recommendations identified in a report endorsed by Council on 15 December 2015 and as a key community priority identified in the Greater Dandenong Sustainability Strategy 2016-2030 - towards an Environmentally Sustainable City (endorsed by Council on 27 June 2016). The efforts of the committee will contribute to Greater Dandenong becoming one of the most sustainable cities in Australia.
What is the committee expected to do?
How does the committee operate?
The committee will meet up to five times per year. The committee's agenda is reflective of key community priorities and community objectives identified in the Greater Dandenong Sustainability Strategy 2016-2030 and other relevant strategic projects with a community focus.
The committee consists of up to eleven members including:
Committee members have a three year tenure. The operation of the committee is governed by a Terms of Reference. All committee meetings are documented with minutes tabled at Council meetings.
Applications are now open for three (3) committee member positions.
If you would like to express interest to become a member of the committee please complete the application form and return to Council via post, fax or email by 5pm, Sunday 2 August 2020.
Members are appointed by a selection panel based on the selection criteria outlined in the Terms of Reference. Members will be appointed prior to the meeting on 2 September 2020.
Please also ensure you familiarise yourself with the following documents:
Current community and “friends of” groups
Community and “friends of” groups are a great way to meet new people while learning about the local environment. Friends groups are usually a group of people with a common interest in a particular park or reserve, that contribute to the parks management and maintenance. Activities can include tree planting, weed control, fauna surveys and water watch activities and monitoring.
By joining a “Friends of” group you can assist in the management of significant natural reserves within the City of Greater Dandenong.
Greater Dandenong Environment Group
Formed in 1990, this group aims to increase local awareness about environmental issues. The group contributes to Council’s conservation strategy and several publications on local flora and fauna, have organised meetings, talks, walks and some social events.
Today, the Greater Dandenong Environment Group meets at the Dandenong Wetlands where they conduct bird watching activities on the first Sunday of the month at 9.30am. They also hold regular meetings and attend other general environmental activities.
For more information on the group and their activities contact Ian Kitchen on 9795 7423 or email email@example.com
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve
Get involved in guided walks, nature trails and more. Open Fridays, 9am-3pm and every 3rd Sunday of the month, 10am- 5pm. Reserve is closed during winter season (June-August).
The community can volunteer at Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve and work with staff to help maintain the beauty of the reserve.