Yarra Ranges Council and
Cardinia Shire Council have been requested by the Minister for Environment and
Climate Change to conduct a process to make recommendation to the Minister on 3
community members to take part in the newly created Yellingbo Conservation Area
A representative of Yarra
Ranges Council has also been requested and we will be suggesting our Manager of
Parks and Environment to sit on the Committee.
The functions of the
committee are to improve coordination and collaboration between land managers
and other agencies involved in the management of the Yellingbo Conservation
Area. The Yellingbo area has unique biodiversity and ecological values,
and establishment of this committee is an important step in improving public
land and conservation outcomes in the area.
The committee will comprise
a of convenor, one representative from each of Parks Victoria; Melbourne Water;
Yarra Ranges Council; Cardinia Shire Council; Department of Environment and
Primary Industries; Zoos Victoria; Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment
Management Authority; and Trust for Nature, and four community representatives.
The Minister endorsed the
creation of the Yellingbo Coordination Committee in response to the Yellingbo
Investigation Final Report by the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council
(VEAC) and in accordance with the Conservation, Forests and Lands Act (1987).
Advertising for committee
positions is now underway, in relevant local newspapers, on Council’s website and by letters to all
previous interest groups, and nominations will close 5.00pm Monday 21 July
A selection panel will meet
with short-listed applicants in late July for nomination of suitable candidates
to the Minister by 8 August 2014.
If you're keen to play your
part in steering the ongoing management of this important and unique area of
the shire then this could be your opportunity.
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