Council Advisory Committees

Council may establish advisory committees/groups with authority to provide advice to council on various matters eg facility management. 

Advisory committees operate under Terms of Reference adopted by council which describe their purpose and structure and provide a documented basis for making future decisions.

 

The Queen Mary Botanic Gardens Advisory Group was first established by council on 27 May 1997 to care and manage the facilities at the Queen Mary Botanic Gardens and Pioneer Park in St Arnaud. The gardens are one of Victoria's fine 19th Century botanic gardens and the group provides advice to ensure the gardens and park survive and flourish. A revised Terms of Reference will be developed when the group is able to meet again post COVID.

Group membership is:

Friends of the Queen Mary Gardens (5)

  • Mrs Joanne Hamilton (President)
  • Mrs Rosalind Small
  • Mrs Lynne Box
  • Mr Eric Walker
  • Ms Brenda Proctor
  • Ms Deirdre Freeman

St Arnaud Historical Society (2)

  • Mrs Beverley Reid
    Mr Len Reid

Country Women's Association (2)

  • Mrs Margaret McCahon
  • Dorothy Baldwin

Community Representatives (3)

  • Mrs Dorothy Patton (Vice President)
  • Ms Janelle Patching
  • Mrs Lindee Parry

Northern Grampians Shire Council

  • Cr Tony Driscoll
  • Mr Jason Abbott (Parks & Gardens) (Secretary)

If you have any enquiries about the group please contact the Secretary on 03 5358 8700. 

Meeting minutes
2017
20170719 QMG Committee Minutes(PDF, 443KB)
20170920 QMG Committee Minutes(PDF, 384KB)
20171115 QMG Committee Minutes(PDF, 454KB)
20171115-QMG-Committee-AGM-Minutes.pdf(PDF, 612KB)

2018
20180321 QMG Committee Minutes(PDF, 534KB)
20180523 QMG Committee Minutes(PDF, 870KB)
20180919 QMG Committee Minutes(PDF, 2MB)
20181129 QMG Committee Minutes(PDF, 391KB)

2019 
20190320 QMG Committee Minutes(PDF, 540KB)
20190505 QMG Committee Minutes(PDF, 421KB)
20190717 QMG Committee Minutes(PDF, 388KB)
20190918 QMG Committee Minutes(PDF, 463KB)
20191204 QMG Committee Minutes(PDF, 463KB)

2020
20200122 QMG Committee Minutes(PDF, 857KB)

 

The Walkers Lake Advisory Group was formed by council in 2014 and provides a community view and valuable input into the management of the Walkers Lake Reserve and the implementation of the Walkers Lake Management Plan(PDF, 420KB). The Terms of Reference(PDF, 131KB) establish the agreed roles and functions of the group to ensure it is governed responsibly and there is a level of respect for each member's opinions and views.

Group membership:

Organisation

  • Rob Loats (VR Fish)
  • Prue McAllistar (Landcare)
  • Racquell Kerr (Dja Dja Wurrung)

Department of Education

  • Tony Hand

Community

  • Chad Frost
  • Stephen Jesse
  • Wayne Robbins
  • Austin Freeman
  • Colin Coates
  • Graeme Clark
  • Trevor Baldock

Northern Grampians Shire Council

  • Cr Kevin Erwin
  • Cr Tony Driscoll
  • Mr Tony Dark, Coordinator Community Placemaking

If you have any questions about the group please contact Tony Dark on 03 5358 8700.

Meeting Minutes
2018
20180327 Walkers Lake Meeting Minutes(PDF, 108KB)
20180607 Walkers Lake Meeting Minutes(PDF, 123KB)
20180711 Walkers Lake Meeting Minutes(PDF, 100KB)
20180912 Walkers Lake Meeting Minutes(PDF, 119KB)
20181024 Walkers Lake Meeting Minutes(PDF, 45KB)

2019
20190327 Walkers Lake Meeting Minutes(PDF, 139KB)
20191120 Walkers Lake Meeting Minutes(PDF, 115KB)

2020
20200804 Walkers Lake Meeting Minutes(PDF, 2MB)

The Stawell Recreation Advisory Group provides input into the discussion and implementation of the requirements for recreation in Stawell with particular focus on Central Park and North Park and the relative precinct plan outcomes and recommendations for each of the reserves. The group operates under a Terms of Reference(PDF, 102KB) adopted by council on 2 December 2019.

Group membership is:

  • Reg Smith (Stawell CFA)
  • Ian O'Donnell (CKS Swifts Football Netball Club Inc.)
  • Lynne Jenkinson (Stawell Football Netball Club Inc.)
  • Robert Lembo (Stawell Pioneers Soccer Club)
  • Kay Dalton (Stawell Interchurch Netball Association)
  • Scotney Hayter (Stawell Athletic Club and Grampians Cricket Association)
  • John Griffiths (Community)
  • Jess Cass (Stawell Amateur Athletic Club and Community)

Northern Grampians Shire Council

  • Cr Murray Emerson
  • Mr Tony Dark, Coordinator Community Placemaking

If you have any enquiries about the group please contact Tony Dark on 03 5358 8700.

Meeting Minutes
2018
20180117 Stawell Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 109KB)
20180228 Stawell Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 114KB)
20180411 Stawell Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 111KB)
20180509 Stawell Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 57KB)
20180731 Stawell Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 38KB)
20180918 Stawell Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 56KB)

2019
20190108 Stawell Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 54KB)
20190424 Stawell Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 57KB)
20191106 Stawell Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 70KB)
20191210 Stawell Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 48KB)

2020
20200212 Stawell Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 50KB)

The St Arnaud Recreation Advisory Group provides input into the discussion and implementation of the requirements for recreation in St Arnaud with particular focus on Lord Nelson Park and the relative precinct plan outcomes and recommendations. The group operates under a Terms of Reference(PDF, 106KB) adopted by council on 2 December 2019.

Group membership is:

Community 

  • Shane Bertalli (St Arnaud Football Club)
  • Kim Birthisel (St Arnaud Football Club, Canteen Committee)
  • Nicole Amos (St Arnaud Netball Club Inc.)
  • Bruce Hando (St Arnaud Cricket Club)
  • Kaye Boyd (St Arnaud Harness Racing Club)
  • Peter Knights (St Arnaud Agricultural Society)
  • Mark Mactaggart (Community)
  • Tara Lowe (Community)

Northern Grampians Shire Council

  • Cr Merrilee Reid
  • Mr Tony Dark, Coordinator Community Placemaking

If you have any enquiries about the group please contact Mr Tony Dark on 03 5358 8700

Meeting Minutes
2018
20180301 St Arnaud Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 56KB)
20180403 St Arnaud Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 40KB)
20180424 St Arnaud Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 44KB)
20180501 St Arnaud Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 58KB)
20180613 St Arnaud Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 51KB)

2019
20190124 St Arnaud Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 121KB)
20190731 St Arnaud Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 50KB)

2020
20200205 St Arnaud Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 46KB)
20200625 St Arnaud Recreation Advisory Group Minutes(PDF, 48KB)