Yarra Environment Advisory Committee
In December 2012, Council resolved to establish Yarra Environment Advisory Committee (taking over from the Yarra Environment Community Consultative Committee established in 2009).
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 respect of the development of the Yarra Environment Strategy and Climate Change Adaptation Plan in 2013, and implementation of the strategy once adopted.
- 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.
- Raising the profile of the environmental sustainability activities within the City of Yarra
- Ensuring this key focus of work for the Yarra community is provided with an appropriate communication mechanism with Council.
It is expected that the change in the committee's focus from consultative to advisory will increase the opportunity for community feedback on environmental issues.
The YEAC will be expected to play a stronger role in providing advice and/or recommendations to Council for consideration than the YECCC was able to.
Council sought nominations for committee members from the community in January 2013. Nominations closed on 7 February.
Terms of Reference
Council has updated the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the YEAC.
Terms of Reference - City of Yarra Environment Advisory Committee (EAC) - December 2012 (20.43 KB)
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Coordinator Environmental Management