Shire of Manjimup calling on locals to put hands up for new sustainability advisory committee

Melissa PedeltyManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjmup Shire president Paul Omodei said the Shire will soon be calling for community representatives for the new committee.
Camera IconManjmup Shire president Paul Omodei said the Shire will soon be calling for community representatives for the new committee. Credit: Shannon Verhagen

The Shire of Manjimup is looking to increase sustainability across it’s strategic policies with the introduction of a new committee.

The Sustainability Advisory Committee — approved by Council on February 9 — will be established to provide advice to Council regarding strategic policy direction with the aim of promoting sustainability outcomes that are environmentally responsible, socially and culturally sound, and economically viable.

The committee will provide advice on topics including climate change, biodiversity, built environment, land and waterway degradation, water quality and conservation, as well as waste management.

They will also have a hand in guiding community engagement and information sharing on sustainable practices and the economic transition of the Lower South West community.

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Manjimup Shire President Paul Omodei said the Shire would soon be calling for community representatives to sit on the committee.

“Council will be calling for five community members and two youth members to join the committee,” he said.

“(Their) functions will include identification of opportunities for activation of sustainability practices, liaison with relevant groups or services, communication with the local community and advice, recommendations and trends to council that will improve sustainability in the Shire for the benefit of the broader community.”

The seven community representatives will be joined by council representatives, staff members, members of the Warren Catchment Council and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

Those interested in nominating for the committee can submit their interest via email to info@manjimup.wa.gov.au by 5pm on May 26.

The full Terms of Reference for the committee can be found on the Shire of Manjimup website.

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