The Sustainability Taskforce is Council's community environmental advisory committee and a forum for community members to have input into the design and delivery of Council’s environmental strategies and programs.
Volunteer members provide advice and feedback to Council and make recommendations to Council on environmental issues. The Taskforce is made up of representatives from across the Hume community, including environment groups, rural land holders, business and industry, education and community groups.
The Sustainability Taskforce is chaired by Cr Jodi Jackson who currently holds the Environment Portfolio. Cr Trevor Dance is also a member of the Taskforce.
The Taskforce meets six times each year on Tuesday nights between 6.30pm - 8.30pm.
Hume Sustainability Taskforce membership applications for 2021 - 2022 closed on Monday 21 September 2020.
To be eligible to be a member of the Taskforce you must live, work, study or volunteer in the Hume municipality. Please read the Terms of Reference(PDF, 346KB) before applying to nominate as a member of the Taskforce.
Council has launched a new online application system powered by SmartyGrants to make your application process easier and more streamlined.
The Taskforce has provided advice, feedback and input to Council for the following:
- International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
- Emergency management of toxic waste storage and recycling fires
- Container Deposit Scheme
- Declaring a Climate Emergency
- Hume's Sustainable Events Guidelines
- Hume's Live Green Plan, and Land and Biodiversity Plan
- Recommendation for Hume to cease the use of gas
Who can I contact if I need more information?
For more information or help with your membership application, contact Council's Sustainability Engagement Officer on 9205 2845 or email email@example.com.