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Maroondah Liveability, Safety and Amenity Advisory Committee

The Maroondah Liveability, Safety and Amenity Advisory Committee provides advice to Council and informs activities relating to community liveability, safety and amenity matters.

The Committee is one of four Council Advisory Committees that provide advice and input on social issues and support the work of Council in working towards the community vision outlined in Maroondah 2040: Our future together.

It operates in partnership with community, government and resident stakeholders on social issues, initiatives and services concerning (but not limited to): community safety, local amenity and access to services, place based planning, community facilities and infrastructure, development of 20-minute neighbourhoods, precinct planning, management of anti-social behaviour, and the review of local laws.

Council is now seeking expressions of interest for the Maroondah Liveability, Safety and Amenity Advisory Committee

Role of the committee

The Maroondah Liveability, Safety and Amenity Advisory Committee exists to:

  • Advance the social policy and community wellbeing “Key Directions” within Maroondah 2040: Our Future Together.
  • Advise Council on the development, implementation and review of the Maroondah Health and Wellbeing Plan, and associated action plans, social policies and related strategic documents.
  • Work towards building partnerships that enhance community wellbeing, promote liveability and address social harms.
  • Establish a collaborative partnership between Council and key community stakeholders.
  • Inform and advise Council on key policy issues relating to their portfolio.
  • Provide input into the development of strategy, policy, partnership activities and advocacy efforts in relation to community policy issues in Maroondah.
  • Act as the peak Council advisory governance body on liveability, safety and amenity matters.

Members

The Committee consists of:

  • three Councillors, appointed annually by Council
  • a minimum of eight representatives from local community service agency partners
  • a maximum of four community representatives. These appointments are made through an expression of interest process for a four-year term.
  • Council officers to provide administrative support and technical advice.

Meetings

Meetings are held 3 to 4 times each year and are conducted in accordance with meeting procedure principles as prescribed by Maroondah City Council.

As part of their responsibilities, committee members also provide input to stakeholder engagement activities to the support the strategic activities of Council.

Maroondah Health and Wellbeing Plan

A key role of this Committee is to advise and provide input to Council on the development, implementation and review of the Maroondah Health and Wellbeing Plan, and associated action plans, social policies and related strategic documents.

Terms of reference

Maroondah Liveability, Safety and Amenity Advisory Committee Terms of Reference  (pdf, 300KB)

Maroondah Liveability, Safety and Amenity Advisory Committee Terms of Reference  (docx, 284KB)

Community members expressions of interest

Applications close at 5pm, Thursday 4 February 2021

Maroondah City Council is seeking expressions of interest from community members to join this advisory committee for the next four years.

We are seeking expressions of interest from people who: 

  • currently live or work in Maroondah City Council
  • are proactively involved in local community organisations or groups that promote community wellbeing, liveability and social inclusion
  • are passionate about building a safe, healthy, active, inclusive, accessible and diverse community in Maroondah
  • have significant knowledge and experience across a range of issues, topics and interests that are considered by these committees
  • are able to assist in identifying key challenges and future opportunities to enhance community health and wellbeing, liveability and social inclusion in Maroondah
  • have well established relevant networks, affiliations and connection to the local community. 

Members will join this committee for a four-year period, commencing in March 2021. Members will be expected to attend meetings 3-4 times per year and participate in and provide input to additional stakeholder engagement activities to support the Council activities. 

 You can apply online or using a printed form:

Nominate online for committee membership

Maroondah Community Policy Advisory Committees application  (pdf, 383KB)

Maroondah Community Policy Advisory Committees application  (docx, 190KB) 

Further information

For more information contact Council’s Integrated Planning team on 1300 88 22 33 or email maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

18/12/2020
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