Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC) is seeking expressions of interest from community members to become representatives on SDRC’s Advisory Committees. There are three advisory committees that are on a recruiting drive, and they are the Economic Development and Regional Promotion, Shaping Southern Downs and Events, Sport and Recreation.

The role of Council’s Advisory Committees is to provide input and advice to Council on a specific topic or the strategic management of a facility on an ongoing basis. Shaping Southern Downs Advisory Committee is a new committee formed to provide Council with strategic guidance and advice in relation to its Shaping Southern Downs strategy which is focused on the future of the region.

Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie said it was important a cross-section of the community expressed interest in becoming advisory committee representatives. “The members of the Council Advisory Committees will be representative of the diversity of needs and issues relating to those committees,” Cr Dobie said.  “It’s a wonderful opportunity and if you’ve ever been interested in being part of a Council committee, now’s the time to consider what you could bring to the table and submit your expression of interest to Council.”

The ideal candidate would have the relevant skills and/or knowledge of the subjects and issues covered by the relevant Advisory Committee, as outlined in the extract from each of those Committee’s Terms of Reference.

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