Volunteers needed for Council Committees

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Council is seeking expressions of interest from community and business members to fill vacancies on seven Committees of Council.

Montreal Goldfield Committee members.

Montreal Goldfield volunteers

10 February 2022

Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest from community and business members to fill vacancies on seven Committees of Council.

Acting CEO Anthony McMahon said volunteers play a central role in the advancement and sustainability of our shire.

“The Committees of Council provide forums for the community to present views and support the shire on issues relevant to our activities,” he said.

“I’d encourage anyone who is looking for a way to support their community, to consider nominating for one of the committees.”

The Awards Committee needs two additional community members to help with assessing nominations for Bega Valley Citizens of the Year and Bega Valley Medallions.

The Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee (AIAC) seeks volunteers from the community and the business, disability and tourism sectors to bring about improvements to access and inclusion across the Bega Valley Shire.

The Coast and Flood Management Committee (CFMC) seeks volunteers from the community and the business and aquaculture sectors to advise Council on coastal and flooding issues.

The 12 sportsground committees each require a minimum of three volunteers to represent the regular users of the facilities. These committees assist Council in managing the use of sportsgrounds with recommendations to Council, through the s355 Committee, on sportsground management, operations, fees and charges as well as providing advice on sportsground facility upgrade projects.

Expressions of interest are sought from members of the Pambula and Tathra communities to volunteer to join the Community Halls committees. Committee members look after the general care and maintenance of the facility and the management of bookings. They are also authorised to manage essential emergency repairs when Council’s after-hours assistance line is unable to coordinate these repairs.

The Section 355 Cemeteries Advisory Committee is seeking to appoint a diverse membership from the community including individuals with an interest in cemeteries, local history, genealogy, tourism, cemetery management, horticulture and landscape architecture. Committee members will work in partnership with Council to bring about improvements to the management of Council’s 14 cemeteries, under the governance of a range of legislative, policy and procedural requirements.

The Montreal Goldfield Committee is seeking volunteers to ensure the Goldfield continues to remain fit for purpose. This includes responsibility for the Goldfield’s care and management and conserving the environmental and cultural heritage of the site.

Expressions of Interest close at 4pm on Friday 25 February and can be submitted via a form on our website. The form can also be printed, filled in and emailed to council@begavalley.nsw.gov.au or posted to Council via PO BOX 492, Bega NSW 2550.

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