Community reference group

Community reference group


EPA’s Community Reference Group was formed in December 2012. The group is made up of individual environment advocates, representatives of community environment groups and environment focused professionals.

The group’s purpose is to provide strategic advice and input to EPA that supports:

  • a healthy environment for a liveable and prosperous Victoria,
  • EPA’s CEO and Chairman in successfully delivering the EPA 5 Year Plan for the Victorian community, 
  • improving EPA’s understanding of community concerns and external environmental priorities in order to shape effective EPA policy and operational activities, 
  • enhancing EPA programs and projects aimed at improving environmental outcomes, including exploring opportunities to partner in the development and delivery of programs, 
  • EPA’s administration of the Environment Protection Act 1970 and accompanying regulation.

Further information about the group can be found in the Terms of Reference.

Community reference group members

  • Nicholas Aberle – Climate Campaigner, Environment Victoria 
  • Andrew Kelly - Yarra Riverkeeper
  • Ray Radford - Merri Creek Management Committee and Friends of Merri Creek
  • Alison Kelly - Centre for Sustainability Leadership
  • Tony O’Hara - Treasurer, Hampton Park Progress Assoication
  • Harry von Moorst - President Western Region Environment Centre / Terminate Tulla Toxic Dump Action Group
  • Geoff McFarlane - President of Bellarine Landcare GroupVictorian Landcare Council
  • Brendan Sydes - CEO, Environmental Justice Australia
  • Matt Ruchel - Executive Director, Victorian National Parks Association
  • Wendy Farmer - President, Voices of the Valley

Page last updated on 19 Aug 2015