Our Community Reference Group began in 2012. It includes:
- individual environmental advocates
- representatives from community environment groups
- environment-focused professionals.
The group helps us administer the Environment Protection Act 1970 and the Regulations. It gives ongoing strategic advice that helps our CEO and Governing Board deliver our organisational strategy.
The Community Reference Group aims to improve our understanding of community concerns and environmental priorities. This helps shape our policies and activities.
The group looks for ways to:
- enhance our programs and projects
- partner with us on program and project delivery and development.
See the group’s Terms of Reference [PDF] for more information about the Community Reference Group.
Community Reference Group members
Nicholas Aberle – Campaign Manager, Environment Victoria
Wendy Farmer – President, Voices of the Valley
Alison Kelly – Centre for Sustainability Leadership
Andrew Kelly – Yarra Riverkeeper
Harry von Moorst – President, Western Region Environment Centre
Geoff McFarlane – President, Bellarine Landcare Group, Victorian Landcare Council
Tony O’Hara – Suez Hallam Rd and Taylors Rd Community Reference Groups
Ray Radford – Friends of Merri Creek
Brendan Sydes – CEO, Environmental Justice Australia
Ken Winkel – Doctors for the Environment Australia
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Reviewed 1 April 2020