Representatives from the community have been selected for Council Advisory Committees.
Representatives from the community have been selected for Council Advisory Committees. Emma Boughen

Council appoints advisory groups

COMMUNITY members have been selected by Southern Downs Regional Council as representatives on its eight Council Advisory Committees.

The council called for expressions of interest from people, including those aged under 25, following the adoption of a new Advisory Committee Policy and Terms of Reference for the eight committees.

Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie said the council was heartened by the overwhelming number of expressions of interest.

"There was a terrific response from the community to the expressions of interest process,” Cr Dobie said.

"I think this is testament to the interest and enthusiasm in the community to engage with (the) council on matters of importance to them, and to bring their experience and knowledge to the table,”

she said.

"(The) council sees the advisory committees, and their members, as crucial cogs in the wheels of our local government.”

The role of the committees is to provide strategic, rather than operational advice to the council, in relation to the whole region.

Advisory committees will revisit their terms of reference at their inaugural meeting and work towards creating a vision and strategy for each of the areas they manage.

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