Community Climate Group

The Shire is serious about tackling climate change, and we know our community share our determination. We’ve just closed our EOI in recruiting community members to our Community Climate Group.

The new group is set up to focus on solutions for right now and into the future as an advisory role only. The group will provide input on targets and actions, localised climate change issues, priority tasks and programs based on science. We value community perspective and insights on local climate change issues and our climate emergency response. It helps us prioritise our efforts. Group members will have the opportunity to share thoughts and concerns on local climate change issues.

The group is not responsible for the day-to-day operational issues at the Shire, is not a decision making committee, and has no responsibility for the Shire Budget.

We want a diverse representation of our community and where possible, draw on the skills in the community to help drive our climate action. We need to recruit nine members in total, and are looking for community members who:  

  • have skills and experience relating to climate change mitigation or adaptation
  • represent a key sector or demographic of the community, including First Nations people, young people, industry, health, agriculture, transport, education, tourism, conservation and town planning and/or community volunteer organisations.

We value community perspective and insights on local climate change issues and our climate emergency response. It helps us prioritise our efforts.

Expressions of Interest

Applications closed on 19 April.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. Successful candidates will be required to meet four times per year.