Council Committees

When the former Councils of Evandale, Ross, Campbell Town, Longford and part of Fingal were amalgamated to create the Northern Midlands Council in 1993, there was a high level of concern across the municipal area about the loss of the local Council presence and availability. It was decided to establish four District Forums / Committees at Ross, Campbell Town, Evandale and Avoca, Royal George & Rossarden as Special Committees of Council. Council has since introduced additional Special Committees for the Perth, Longford and Cressy areas.

Members to these committees are appointed for a term of two (2) years, the term of membership commences in July and concludes in June. Current membership for all of these committees expires at 30 June 2018.

The following pages detail the membership and contain minutes of each Committee.

General Information

Objectives of the Local District Committees

These committees meet regularly and have as their key objectives:

  • Provide a focal point for information between the Northern Midlands Council and the local community;
  • Identify and prioritise needs of the local community;
  • Consider and provide feedback to the Northern Midlands Council in respect to key strategic issues for the local community.

Further information in relation to the Council Committees is available from Council's Executive & Communications Officer, Lucie Copas or Council's Executive Officer, Gail Eacher.

Membership of Local District Committees

Applications for membership for the period 2018-2020 are currently being called, download application forms below:

Residents and representatives from community interest groups are invited to apply for membership.

As a Special Committee of Council, members will meet in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding.

The term of appointment will be until June 2020.

For further information in relation to the Membership of Council Committees contact Council's Executive & Communications Officer, Lucie Copas or Council's Executive Officer, Gail Eacher.

Other
Devon Hills Neighbourhood Watch and Residents Committee

The Devon Hills Residents Committee was established as a Special Committee of Council under the provisions of Section 24 of the Local Government Act 1993. The Devon Hills Residents Committee is a community group servicing the interests of the residents of Devon Hills.

To view the Devon Hills Neighbourhood Watch and Residents Committee Emergency Plan click here.

Council's contact for this committee is Phillip Canning.

Minutes

2018

2017

2016

Mill Dam Action Group

The Northern Midlands Council enacted the “Mill Dam Action Group” as a Special Committee of Council in November 2009, to advise Council on the Mill Dam Reserve and undertake restoration of the area as it was after the Bicentennial Mill Dam project in 1988 and as far back as the 1920’s.

The restoration of natural and recreational values is vital in the area as is erosion control, weed eradication and provision of facilities for passive recreation in the area from the Longford boat ramp to the Mill Dam.

Community assistance is welcomed by the Action Committee.

Membership

  • Linus Grant - Chairperson
  • Max Baker - Deputy Chairperson
  • Marie Chugg
  • Theo Haege
  • Barbara Baker
  • Dee Potter
  • Cr Richard Goss - Council's Representative

Minutes

Northern Midlands Economic Development Committee

Council has committed to developing a Northern Midlands Economic Development Strategy in 2013/14. The Strategy will provide clear direction for the future economic development of the Northern Midlands by identifying priorities for action that Council can undertake in collaboration with a range of stakeholders across government, business and community sectors.

A Special Committee of Council has been established to facilitate the development of the Strategy.

Minutes

2017

2016

2015