Yarra Environment Advisory Committee

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Since 2013 the Yarra Environment Advisory Committee (YEAC) has been providing a community voice to Council on key environmental sustainability decisions and directions. 

YEAC was established in 2013, taking over from the previous Yarra Environment Consultative Committee. The committee played a key role in the development and implementation of the current Yarra Environment Strategy.

Following a comprehensive recruitment process, 12 new members were appointed for a two-year term, and two youth memberes were appointed for a one-year term. 

Meetings are held every two months outside of business hours at Richmond Town Hall.


In December 2012, Council resolved to establish the Yarra Environment Advisory Committee (taking over from the Yarra Environment Community Consultative Committee established in 2009). The change in the committee's focus from consultative to advisory has enabled YEAC to play a stronger role in providing feedback and recommendations to Council across a range of policies and programs.

The objectives of the Yarra Environment Advisory Committee are:

  • Capitalising on the knowledge, experience and skills available in the Yarra community, to provide advice to Council in the development and  implementation of the Yarra Environment Strategy and Climate Change Adaptation Plan
  • To provide strategic advice to Council on key policy development, issues that affect the environment, and the design and delivery of specific environmental programs by Council
  • To raise the profile of the environmental sustainability activities within the City of Yarra
  • To ensure this key focus of work for the Yarra community is provided with an appropriate communication mechanism with Council.

 Councillor Roberto Colanzi (Mayor) and Councillor Amanda Stone represent Council on the committee.

Terms of Reference

Council has updated the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the YEAC.

DOCX format Terms of Reference - City of Yarra Environment Advisory Committee (EAC) - December 2012 (20.43 KB)

Further information

Michael Oke 
Coordinator Environmental Management
9205 5723

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