Are you passionate about the environment, or do you want to give something new a go and really make a difference in your community?
Join the Mitchell Environment Advisory Committee.
Applications are now open for new members to join the committee, which aims to tap into the knowledge, skills and experiences of community members to provide the council with strategic advice and recommendations about environmental sustainability and management issues.
Current committee member Laura Mundy, 31, said joining MEAC had wide-ranging benefits, including helping with environmental science studies.
‘‘MEAC is a fantastic opportunity to really get plugged in to the environment and the environmental issues in the Mitchell Shire area,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s amazing the calibre of people on the committee and when they look to you for your opinion, it really makes you feel valued.
‘‘Being on MEAC has also really helped with my studies and has helped give me direction on where I want to go professionally.’’
Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said there were many people in the shire who had skills and experiences which could benefit the committee.
‘‘There are so many people in our community who are passionate about the environment, and by joining MEAC, it will provide them with a fantastic opportunity to have input and provide direction on some of the major environmental issues in our shire,’’ Cr Sanderson said.
‘‘Council has a fantastic working relationship with MEAC and we really value the input they provide council on a wide range of environmental projects and initiatives.’’