Place Based Advisory Groups

Council’s Advisory Groups provide important input on various projects and decision-making. The purpose of the Advisory Groups is to ensure greater transparency and engagement with our community, allowing for increased involvement in Council decision-making.

The 12 to 16 member groups meet on a 6-monthly basis in an informal atmosphere to raise ideas, generate discussions and provide advice to Council on proposals, plans and projects. Advisory Group meetings are conducted in a positive and respectful manner where differences of perception and opinions are welcomed and where fact and accuracy are paramount.

If you are passionate about your community and want to get involved please nominate onto an advisory group.

You can read more about our Advisory Groups along with notes from previous meetings by visiting the following pages of the website:

Eaton Advisory Group

Dardanup Advisory Group

Burekup Advisory Group

Ferguson Valley Advisory Group

 Advisory Groups Terms of Reference

  • Advisory Groups are to operate within the Terms of Reference approved by the Council and the following general administrative framework:
  • The role of an Advisory Group is to act in an advisory capacity, providing the Shire of Dardanup Administration and the Council with its views and/or proposals relevant to the Objectives for which the group was established.
  • The Advisory Group will only consider matters referred to it by the Council through its Terms of Reference.
  • An Advisory Group has no decision making powers and does not have any authority to act on behalf of the Shire of Dardanup. In operation, the group cannot direct employees, call tenders, award contracts, expend monies, direct volunteers or do anything which is the responsibility of the Shire of Dardanup.
  • Advisory Group meetings will be conducted in an informal manner, providing opportunities for ideas to be raised and general discussion.  The view and proposals of an Advisory Group are to be recorded in meeting notes and retained in the Shire of Dardanup record keeping systems.
  • Advisory Group members either collectively or individually are not authorised to speak on behalf of the Shire of Dardanup or provide comment to the media or other persons, in respect of any item under consideration, unless authorised by the Shire President.