Ministerial Advisory Committee
Calling for Expressions of Interest
The Minister for Environment and Climate Change is now calling for expressions of interest for three local government positions on the ministerial advisory committee that oversees the Victorian Adaptation and Sustainability Partnership. See below for more information on the advisory committee.
Applicants must be from an elected council representative, a chief executive officer or a senior staff member from a council. A further six positions will be recruited from partner organisations in the state and local government sector.
Appointments to the committee will be until 28 October 2016, in line with the local government election cycle. The committee meetings are generally held every two months for 3-4 hours and will start in April-May 2013.
How to apply
Successful nominees to the committee will have skills and practical experience in local government and environmental sustainability and/or climate change adaptation. Applicants must either be an elected council representative, a chief executive officer or a senior staff member from a council who has been endorsed by their chief executive officer.
Applicants should complete the attached application form and provide a curriculum vitae outlining details of your relevant work history and experience.
The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring the diversity of our boards represents the diversity of our communities. Women, Indigenous persons, people with a disability, young persons and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Please send your completed application to:
Victorian Adaptation and Sustainability Partnership Secretariat
Department of Environment and Primary Industries
Level 14, 8 Nicholson Street
East Melbourne, 3002
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close COB Friday 4 January, 2013.
Please note successful candidates will be required to submit a Declaration of Private Interests form and undergo police and probity checks.
Appointed by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, a ministerial advisory committee oversees the Victorian Adaptation and Sustainability Partnership.
The committee also provides advice to the Minister and acts as a conduit between State and local government on climate change adaptation and environmental sustainability issues.
Role of the committee
The role of the ministerial advisory committee is to provide advice to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change and act as a conduit between State and local government on climate change adaptation and environmental sustainability issues. Specifically, the committee will:
- oversee the implementation and evaluation of the Victorian Adaptation and Sustainability Partnership (formerly the Victorian Local Sustainability Accord);
- act as a conduit and facilitate discussion between State and local government;
- respond to requests from the Minister to provide feedback on policy development and issue resolution, representing the varied views of local governments and their communities;
- provide advice to the Minister on emerging local government issues regarding adaptation and sustainability; and
- attend program-related events and forums.
The ministerial advisory committee will consist of nine members appointed by the Minister for Environment and Climate change:
- one nominated councillor or senior local government staff member from each of the local government partners (Municipal Association of Victoria, Victorian Local Governance Association and Local Government Professionals);
- three senior local government representatives drawn from open nominations; and
- three ex officio members: the Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Environment, the DEPI Secretary (or his or her nominee) and the DPCD Secretary (or his or her nominee).
Victorian Local Sustainability Advisory Committee
The Victorian Local Sustainability Advisory Committee’s (VLSAC) term ended on 26 October 2012.
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