Goulburn Mulwaree Council has given the nod to establish Sustainability Working Party with a vision of future sustainability of the region.
The aim of the working party is to discuss climate change and biodiversity loss locally to develop strategies and options to address these issues at a local level.
Its aim is not to debate the science of climate change or biodiversity loss but rather to develop achievable, affordable and practical options that can be implemented in the community that will address these issues.
"This working party is an exciting initiative that will allow us to develop whole of community strategies that both individuals and the council can contribute to, in order to make Goulburn Mulwaree an even better place to live," Mayor Bob Kirk said.
"It is important that the working party focuses on real, affordable initiatives, which our community will buy into and be proud of."
Expressions of Interest for the five community representatives will be advertised for two weeks, with direct applications to also be sought from the Chamber of Commerce and the four local high schools for a representative.
The working party will consist of 11 participants to include:
- Councillor Sam Rowland
- One senior student from each of the four local high schools
- One direct appointment from the Goulburn Chamber of Commerce
- Up to five community representatives selected by Council from the Expression of Interest process.
- The working party will develop strategies and will aim to have their final report to Council in March 2022.
Expressions of interest will open from Thursday, June 3, and close on Thursday, June 17 at 5pm.
Interested community members are asked to respond to the questions like 'What is your interest in joining this Working Party?'
Expressions of interest may be sent by email to email@example.com or by mail to Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Locked Bag 22, Goulburn, NSW, 2580.
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