VAS Partnership Ministerial Advisory Committee
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith has appointed a ministerial advisory committee to oversee the Victorian Adaptation and Sustainability Partnership.
The committee consists of ten members including:
- one nominated councillor or senior local government staff member from each of the local government partners (Municipal Association of Victoria, Victorian Local Governance Association and Local Government Professionals);
- four senior local government representatives drawn from open nominations; and
- three ex officio members: the Parliamentary Secretary for Environment, the DEPI Secretary (or his or her nominee) and the DTPLI Secretary (or his or her nominee).
|Cr Geoff Gough (Chair)||Local government|
|Cr Arron Wood (Deputy Chair)||Local government|
|Brad Battin||Parliamentary Secretary for Environment|
|Cr James Williams||Local government|
|Cr Jill Parker||Local government|
|Cr Angela Altair||Municipal Association Victoria|
|Cr Sebastian Klein||Victorian Local Governance Association|
|Robyn Mansfield||Local Government Professionals|
Role of the committee
The role of the ministerial advisory committee is to provide advice to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change and to act as a conduit between State and local government on climate adaptation and environmental sustainability issues. Specifically, the committee:
- oversees the implementation and evaluation of the VAS Partnership;
- acts as a conduit and facilitates discussion between State and local government;
- responds to requests from the minister to provide feedback on policy development and issue resolution, representing the varied views of local governments and their communities;
- provides advice to the minister on emerging local government issues regarding adaptation and sustainability; and
- attends program-related events and forums.
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith has provided a statement of expectations to the committee.
Victorian Local Sustainability Advisory Committee
The Victorian Local Sustainability Advisory Committee's (VLSAC) term ended on 26 October 2012.
For more information, see:
- Victorian Local Sustainability Accord 2010-2012 Program Achievements report
- Victorian Local Sustainability Accord 2010-2012 Program Achievements report (accessible version)
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