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Advisory Committees Review

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Background

To keep our advisory committees vibrant and relevant, community membership and membership from specific organisations and government agencies are reviewed every two years between July and September each non-election year. This was delayed this year due to COVID-19.

We are encouraging community members to step forward and join one of our advisory committees, with vacancies available across 10 different committees.

Advisory committees perform an important role for the City and wider community, with input from residents crucial to helping shape the direction and implementation of various strategies.

Vacancies

Across the 10 different committees there are 50 vacancies available. Committees in need of community representation include:

Australia Day Awards Selection Panel

  • One community member vacancy
  • Terms of reference: To select people for Australia Day Awards from nominations received.
  • Contact: Ms Emma Lewis, Administration Officer – Civic Services

City Safe Advisory Committee

  • Nine community member vacancies
  • Terms of reference: To provide strategic input into the development and review of City of Rockingham Community Safety Strategies and support the delivery of strategy actions.
  • Contact: Ms Mary-Jane Rigby, Manager Community Safety and Support

Coastal Facilities Advisory Committee

  • Two community member vacancies
  • Terms of reference: To provide input and advice into the development, implementation and performance of the City of Rockingham Coastal Facilities Strategy.
  • Ms Morgan Ward, Business Support Officer - Engineering

Cultural Development and the Arts Advisory Committee

  • Five community member vacancies
  • Terms of reference: To provide advice and guidance on cultural development and the arts, while representing the community’s needs and aspirations in line with the City’s Cultural Development and the Arts Strategy.
  • Contact: Mrs Donna Cochrane, Coordinator Cultural Development and the Arts

Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee

  • Eight community member vacancies
  • Terms of reference: To represent the community by providing advice/support to Council with regard to the implementation of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan/Strategy and to provide advice to improve City controlled disability access and inclusion within the City of Rockingham.
  • Contact: Ms Michele Gray, Community Development Officer – Community Capacity Building

Global Friendship Committee

  • Six community member vacancies
  • Terms of reference: 
    • Promoting awareness of the social and economic importance of the Global Friendships program to the community.
    • Planning and arranging visits to and from global affiliates
    • Measuring the performance and effectiveness of individual Global Friendships in terms of community and economic development benefit
    • New Global Friendship proposals
  • Reviewing the performance and effectiveness of each Global Friendship every four years to assess the degree of activity, value to Council and associated benefits for the City of Rockingham.
  • Contact: Ms Jelette Edwards, Governance Coordinator

RoadWise Advisory Committee

  • Six community member vacancies
  • Terms of reference: To provide input and advice into the development, implementation and performance of the ‘City of Rockingham Road Safety Action Plan’ linked to the ‘Towards Zero’ State Road Safety Strategy 2008-2020.
  • Contact: Ms Morgan Ward, Business Support Officer- Engineering

Rockingham Education and Training Advisory Committee

  • One community member vacancy
  • Terms of reference: To consider and make recommendations regarding the Tertiary Scholarship Scheme applications and provide advice and guidance on education, training and lifelong learning within the City of Rockingham to Council.
  • Contact: Ms Olivia Forsdike, Community Development Officer – Community Capacity Building

Seniors Advisory Committee

  • Six community member vacancies
  • Terms of reference: To provide information, advice and guidance to Council on matters pertaining to seniors within the City of Rockingham.
  • Contact: Ms Rebekka Jarvis, Community Development Officer - Community Capacity Building

Sports Advisory Committee

  • Six community member vacancies
  • Terms of reference: To provide advice and guidance on sport and recreation relevant to the City of Rockingham, while representing the community’s needs and aspirations in line with the City’s relevant Community Plan strategy/strategies.
  • Contact: Mr Sam Hegney, Community Development Officer - Community Capacity Building

Nominate for a vacancy

We want you to nominate:

  • By completing the online application form
  • By email with the PDF application form attached
  • By sending a printed application form to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Rockingham, PO Box 2142, Rockingham, WA, DC 6967

​Nominations must be received on or before 16 October 2020.

If you want more information about a committee visit Council meeting process or contact one of the Executive Support officers listed above for the relevant committee on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

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