Environmental Reference Group

Are you passionate about the local environment? Get involved in the City’s Environmental Reference Group.

The Environmental Reference Group:

  • Provides a forum for volunteer collaboration and communication on environmental matters and implementation of programs and activities.
  • Meet approximately 5 times a year.

Purpose of the Environmental Reference Group is:

  1. To assist the Council with the implementation of the City’s Environmental Strategies for the benefit of the community but, is not an advocacy or lobby group for the City on environmental issues. 
  2. To facilitate information exchange on environmental matters and maintain productive working relationships between the Council, City officers and community environmental stake holders.
  3. To promote and encourage collaboration between environmental volunteer groups and build the capacity of the community to respond effectively and positively to environmental challenges.


  • One nominated representative from each Friends of Reserve Group/Environmental Organization actively involved in authorised land care/bush care and or other related environmental activities on City land.
  • One representative from agencies and related organisations, engaged in Natural Resource Management.
  • Three representatives from the broader community who may not be members of land care/bush care group or organisations, that may be co-opted to carry out a particular project or task as a general community representative or play an important role in conveying information from the general community to the Group.

To register your interest in joining the Environmental Reference Group or to seek further information, contact an Environment Officer at the City on 08 9781 0444.

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