Inner West democracy groups seek new members

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Applications are open for Inner West Council’s local democracy groups.

Residents are being invited to help shape the future of the Inner West by applying for membership in one of the 14 new advisory committees and working groups established by Council.

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne has urged Council residents to apply to be a part of the Committees.

“Our new elected Council has re-established a democratic system of advisory committees and working groups,” he said.

“They’re an important part of how Council engages with the Community. It’s a way for residents to provide direct input into Council’s planning and work on projects like Youth Week, Seniors’ Week and NAIDOC celebrations.

“Right now we’re looking for people to bring their local knowledge and expertise to these 14 new advisory committees and working groups.”

The following advisory committees and working groups are open for membership:

Advisory committees
• Access
• Arts and Culture
• Environment
• Housing and Affordability
• Multicultural
• Planning and Heritage
• Social Strategy
• Transport

Working groups
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
• Cooks River
• Parramatta River
• Safety
• Seniors
• Young Leaders

Advisory committees and working groups are made up of interested or expert citizens who meet regularly to deliberate on information and provide ongoing advice to Council on strategies, policies, programs and actions.

Three to five meetings are held per year for two years. Membership is limited to 15 people per group.

Members must live, work, study or volunteer in the Inner West local government area.

Young citizens are welcome to apply, with the Young Leaders group keen to recruit members aged between 12-16, though applicants up to 24 are eligible.

More information and application forms available at:

• Council’s service centres and libraries

Or phone Rebecca Carroll 9335 2243. 

Applications close Friday, 19 October 2018.

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