The City of Greater Dandenong is seeking expressions of interest for the Sustainability Advisory Committee.
The Greater Dandenong Sustainability Advisory Committee is being established to assist Council in the implementation of the Greater Dandenong Sustainability Strategy 2016-30. The board is currently made up of a wide range of members from teachers to business owners and environmental scientists, this broad range helps to represent the entire community.
The efforts of this committee will contribute to the Greater Dandenong becoming one of the most sustainable cities in Australia.
Why is the committee being established?
The City of Greater Dandenong formerly adopted the Greater Dandenong 2016-30 Sustainability Strategy at the Council Meeting on 27 June 2016.
The Strategy establishes a clear vision for the City of Greater Dandenong which is 'By 2030 the City of Greater Dandenong is one of the most sustainable cities in Australia'.
The Committee has been 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).
What is the committee expected to do?
Champion, advocate and promote sustainability throughout the City of Greater Dandenong, as well as the sustainability achievements of Council and the broader community
Provide Council with input, guidance and support on sustainability and environmental matters relevant to the local community within the City of Greater Dandenong
Provide Council with input, guidance and support on the implementation of the key community priorities and community objectives in the 2016-30 Greater Dandenong Sustainability Strategy
Provide Council with input, guidance and support in respect to communication, engagement and consultation by Council with the local community on relevant sustainability matters
How will the committee operate?
The committee will meet three times per year for up to two hours per meeting. A schedule of meetings will be developed and agreed to annually.
The committee’s agenda shall be reflective of key community priorities and community objectives identified in the Greater Dandenong 2016-30 Sustainability Strategy.
Committee members have the option of being appointed for two or three years during the establishment phase.
Should there be a need for the committee to continue beyond the initial period, a reappointment process will be undertaken for all members in accordance with the Terms of Reference.
The committee will consist of up to eleven members:
Up to two councillor representatives
Up to three Council officers
Up to eight representatives from government, academic, business and/or community sectors within a role and/or interest in sustainability
Members are appointed by a selection panel based on the selection criteria outlined in the Terms of Reference.