City of Karratha

Media release: Call for community input on sustainability

14 Jan 2019

Expressions of interest are open for community representatives to join the City of Karratha’s Environment and Sustainability Advisory Group.

The group was established in 2016 to provide advice to Council on the development of environmental conservation strategies and sustainability actions.

The group currently comprises community representatives, Mayor Peter Long, Deputy Mayor Grant Cucel and senior city officers.

Community members with an interest or experience in environmental conservation and sustainability are encouraged to apply.

The group is currently reviewing the City’s 2013 Environmental Strategy and calling for more members to provide input and  feedback to guide preparation of a revised strategy.

The scope of the review is broad: conserving and managing natural assets; renewable energy generation and energy efficiency; recycling and waste management, sustainable use and management of resources; and creating sustainable and attractive built environments.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the Council is committed to conserving and promoting the region’s spectacular natural environment as part of a well-balanced growth strategy.

“We know residents value the natural environment from the results of our annual Community Survey, so Council considers it important to conserve and enhance our natural assets and give our residents the opportunity to be engaged in that process,” Cr Long said.

“Council will continue to look at how we can be more sustainable as an organization and believes the community can help so we are giving residents with a passion for environmental sustainability the opportunity to join this advisory group.”

Group members are appointed for a two-year period and expected to attend quarterly meetings to discuss environment and sustainability issues.

To nominate, please either post or email a written Expression of Interest to P.O. Box 219, Karratha WA 6714 or submissions@karratha.wa.gov.au outlining why you would like to join the group. Nominations close 31 January 2019.