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Advisory Committees and Reference Groups

Council has established a number of advisory committees and reference groups to guide and support decision making to plan services across specific areas of Council in line with the terms of reference.

Committee membership

Each committee has a Councillor representative and a key Council contact officer. Key contacts are detailed in the committee list and can be contacted on 5471 1700.

Community Waste Reference Group

Mount Alexander Shire Council is seeking a small and diverse group of community members interested in waste management in the shire to join a new Community Waste Reference Group (CWRG).

The CWRG will play an important role in providing input and advice on future plans to better manage waste and recycling in our shire. Please refer to the recent media release for more information regarding this initiative.

To be considered for membership in the group please read the Terms of Reference and complete the Expressions of Interest Application Form below. Submit your application to info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au no later than 5.00pm on Monday 10 May. Should you be shortlisted you will then be invited to attend an information session to be held on Monday 24 May.

For more information contact Russell Rumler, Waste Coordinator, via email at r.rumler@mountalexander.vic.gov.au

Key documents
Terms of Reference - Community Waste Reference Group
Expressions of Interest Application Form - Community Waste Reference Group

Mount Alexander – A Healthy Shire: Community Advisory Committee

The Mount Alexander – A Healthy Shire: Community Advisory Committee provides advice to Council on the development, review and implementation of the 2017-2021 Mount Alexander Shire Health and Wellbeing Plan.

The committee meets bi-annually over the four-year term and members participate in focused working groups.

Mount Alexander Shire Safety Committee (MASSC)

Victoria Police and Council are calling for two community members and two local businesspeople to join the Mount Alexander Shire Safety Committee (MASSC).

The committee has been established to provide advice to Council in relation to community safety issues.

Members may have experience or interest in community safety, public health, community development, crime prevention, emergency services or have strong community networks.

To apply for a place on the committee please read the Terms of Reference and complete an Expression of Interest available below. Submit your application by Friday 26 July 2019. For more information contact Lisa Knight, Director Corporate and Community Services on 5471 1700 or l.knight@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Key documents
Terms of Reference - Mount Alexander Shire Safety Committee
Expression of Interest - Mount Alexander Shire Safety Committee

Audit and Risk Advisory Committee

The Audit and Risk Advisory Committee is appointed by Council in accordance with Section 139 of the Local Government Act 1989.

The main objectives of the Committee are to assist Council in discharging its oversight responsibilities for financial reporting and external audit processes, Council’s governance framework, effectiveness of internal control, risk management systems, risk management and internal audit function.

Members: Mr Ken Belfrage, Ms Nicole Cox, Mr Glenn Sutherland, Ms Marina Bland plus the Mayor and one Councillor..

The responsibilities of the committee are outlined in the Audit and Risk Advisory Committee Charter.

Should you have any further queries please feel free to contact Council on (03) 5471 1700.

Youth Advisory Group

The Youth Advisory Group assists Council to better engage with young people when conducting community consultations.

In 2012, the Youth Advisory Group developed the Mount Alexander Youth Engagement Charter. The Charter outlines key principles to consider when engaging with young people within decision making processes.

Read more about the Youth Advisory Group and the Youth Engagement Charter.

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