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Apply today to join Merri-bek Council’s Advisory Committees

By December 1, 2021December 14th, 2021No Comments

This is your chance to play an important role in Council’s decision-making.

Applications are now open for Merri-bek City Council’s Advisory Committees and Reference Groups.

Members of these groups draw on their experience and expertise to provide advice to Council on a range of issues.

These Advisory Committees and Reference Groups work best when they represent the diversity of the Merri-bek community. As such, we are looking for a diverse array of community members for these positions. We encourage individuals of all ages, abilities, genders, cultural backgrounds, interests with connections to Merri-bek to apply.

We are recruiting for 4 Advisory Committees and 5 Reference Groups. They are:

  • Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • Sustainable Transport Advisory Committee
  • Human Rights and Inclusion Advisory Committee
  • Merri-bek Arts Advisory Committee

Reference Groups:

  • Gender Equality
  • Disability
  • Age Friendly (Older People)
  • Affordable Housing

More information on each of these groups and their specific roles, as well as application criteria, is available online.

If you are a First Nations person and are interested in providing advice to Council on Council projects, programs and access/equity issues for First Nations people, please contact Petr Svoboda on

We encourage you to forward this email to anyone you know who may be interested or would be a good fit for these committees or groups.

How to Apply

To apply to be part of an Advisory Committee or Reference Group, complete the application form online, or download a copy and submit via email or post to Locked Bag 10, Merri-bek VIC 3058. The application form will also be available in Italian, Greek, Turkish, Arabic and Vietnamese in addition to English on the website and by request.

If you or your contacts have any issues with the application process, or have any additional questions, do not hesitate to reach out to:

  • Donna Luckman via DLuckman@moreland.vic, or Phone: 9304 9741.

Applications close on 9 January 2022.

We are so proud of the resilience, hard-work and community-mindedness that the Merri-bek Community has demonstrated in these recent, difficult times. We look forward to seeing how these experiences will help shape Moreland’s future.