Expressions of Interests are now open for community members to sit on the Central Coast Council’s Pedestrian Access and Mobility Advisory Committee, its Protection of the Environment Trust Management Committee and the Gosford Foundation Trust.
The pedestrian committee will be responsible for providing advice and feedback to Council on pedestrian access and mobility. Mayor Cr Jane Smith said there would be strong community interest to sit on these committees due to the history of management of trusts by Council and the need to find real solutions to improve transport and mobility on the Coast. “This is a real opportunity for those with a real passion, interest and expertise in environmental protection, trust management and accessibility and transport to make a real difference in their community,” Cr Smith said.
The role of the Pedestrian Access and Mobility Advisory Committee, which has six vacancies, was to consider, review, contribute to and participate in discussions regarding projects and directions of Council to achieve objectives in the Community Strategic Plan relating to Active Transport, she said. “The role of the Protection of the Environment Trust Management Committee (one vacancy) is to promote the protection and enhancement of the natural environment or of a signifi cant aspect of the natural environment and in particular the conservation of flora and fauna indigenous to the Local Government area of former Gosford City; and for the provision of information or education or the carrying on of research about the natural environment or a signifi cant aspect of the natural environment in particular relating to flora and fauna of that area for the benefi t of persons within the Local Government Area of the City of Gosford.
One vacancy also exists on the Gosford Foundation Trust. “Its role is to oversee the management of the Trust and recommend to the Trustee (the Council) on how the Trustee should deal with Foundation assets and seek donations of land and money for the establishment of cultural facilities.” Both the environment and Gosford Foundation trusts apply to the former Gosford Council area only. Further information and application forms for these Advisory Committees are available at yourvoiceourcoast.com and expressions of interest are open until 5 pm on Thursday, May 31.
SOURCE: Media release, 15 May 2018 Jane Smith, Central Coast Council