Dardanup Shire Council is now recruiting passionate, creative and dynamic thinkers for a series of newly-established Advisory Groups on specialist topic areas under a plan to ensure closer alignment of Council planning and community priorities.
The 12 to 16 member groups will 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. The groups will also operate as a conduit between Council and the community for information sharing.
Expressions of interest are being sought from community members to join the following Advisory Groups (Click the link on each group title for more details):
- ROADWISE (4 Community Members)
Meeting Dates: Wednesday, 3.00pm, 2020, 17 June; 9 December
- SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (6 Community Members)
Meeting Dates: Wednesday, 5.00pm, 2020, 5 May; 16 September
- COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (6 Community Members)
Meeting Dates: Wednesday, 5.00pm, 2020 20 May; 23 September
If you are interested in joining these groups please send through your Advisory Group Expression of Interest to Personal Assistant to the CEO Alison Evans: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 7, 2020.
Associates of local sporting groups and clubs have been invited to join membership of an additional Sport & Recreation Advisory Group.
An Economic & Development Advisory Group will be formed through representation from various business and industry groups with community input achieved on this topic through twice-yearly public forums.
In addition, Council will call for expressions of interest for membership of five newly-formed place-based Advisory Groups following its Vision 2050 Community Summit on Saturday, February 15.
Council’s place-based Advisory Groups are:
- Eaton Advisory Group
- Burekup Advisory Group
- Dardanup Advisory Group
- Ferguson Valley Advisory Group
- Wanju & Waterloo Advisory Group
The Working Groups were established under Council’s new Community Engagement Policy which recognises an increased expectation from the community for more direct involvement in Council decision-making.
Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett said not only was greater transparency and engagement with our community expected, but it was also good business practice for Council.
“Successful engagement can improve strategic planning and service delivery, ensuring that Council is addressing the priorities of the community while increasing community support and collaboration.”
Under the new Advisory Groups structure, several previous Council working groups were dissolved.