The City of Greater Bendigo is calling for expressions of interest from community members to join a new Heathcote Township Committee, which is the first of its kind in the region targeted to better engage with smaller town communities.
Director Strategy and Growth Bernie O’Sullivan said a key recommendation of the adopted Heathcote Township Plan was the establishment of an Implementation Committee.
“The Heathcote Township Plan establishes a framework for how the town can grow sustainably and develop into the future, and guide what services, facilities and infrastructure are required to support a growing and changing population,” Mr O’Sullivan said.
“The primary role of this committee will be to oversee and support the implementation actions in the Heathcote Township Plan, provide a channel for sharing information about projects across Council and provide local input into these projects.
“The committee will endeavour to coordinate wherever possible with community groups and community members to provide fair and sincere representation to Council.
“This is the first time that this type of committee has been set up in Greater Bendigo to implement the actions of a township plan. It will serve as an example on how to better engage with our smaller town communities so it is important that community members come forward and get involved.
“I encourage community members who have a strong interest and passion in contributing to Heathcote’s future to complete the expressions of interest.”
The committee is expected to meet every three months. To view the committee’s terms of reference and expressions of interest, please visit www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/heathcotetp.
Please submit an expressions of interest by close of business on Friday June 12. Should you have any queries regarding the committee or the role of committee members, please email [email protected]