Parkes Shire Council is inviting expressions of interest from community members to join a suite of new strategic advisory committees.
The committees will provide guidance to Council on a range of issues and opportunities.
Council adopted a new committee structure at its September meeting, comprising six new strategic advisory committees, each of which will include community and industry stakeholders, alongside Councillors as members.
The new committees are: Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee; Community, Liveability and Culture Advisory Committee; Economy, Innovation and Investment Advisory Committee; Sport and Recreation Advisory Committee and Tourism, Destination and Major Events Advisory Committee.
Parkes Shire Mayor Cr Ken Keith OAM said the new structure had been developed to support the delivery of the new Parkes Shire Community Strategic Plan, and enabled community members to better contribute to the decision-making process.
“As Councillors, we cannot fulfil our role and obligations without the support or input from community members. We are looking to better engage with our community and receive advice and feedback so that we can better meet the needs of all.
“We’re mindful that everyone is busy, so to ensure the time commitment required to serve on a committee is not unreasonable, we’re expecting each advisory committee will meet four times a year.”
Further information and details on how to submit an expression of interest is available at www.parkes.nsw.gov.au.
Expressions of interest close on Friday,11th November. Committee members will be appointed for a two-year term, and will serve in a voluntary capacity.