The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is on the lookout for passionate local environmental champions to join the new Hunter Environment Advisory Group.
EPA Acting Director of Operations Claire Miles said the group brings together and replaces the Upper Hunter Air Quality Advisory Committee and Newcastle Community Consultative Committee for the Environment and will play a crucial role in influencing and contributing to the future of the Hunter.
“We are evolving these two groups to broaden the scope and increase collaboration across the Hunter and Newcastle areas. This responds to feedback from both of the groups previous members,” Ms Miles said.
“We are looking for people who want to step up to guide environmental policies and initiatives towards sustainable development.
“We know the people of Newcastle and the Hunter are passionate about their environment in a region where industry, natural wonders and vibrant communities coexist.
“The Hunter Environment Advisory Group will advise the EPA on existing, new and emerging environmental matters such as air quality, the operation of the air quality monitoring networks, local industry, general environmental matters and provide expertise to guide education and communication.
“We are seeking applications from people who are linked into their community and can represent their community or local industries and be willing to share updates from the EPA back to the community.
“This is your chance to collaborate with like-minded individuals and experts, influence decisions that shape the region's environmental future, advocate for sustainable practices and conservation efforts, and participate in valuable discussions and projects,” Ms Miles said.
Expression of interest for nominations are open from 20 October – 20 November.
For more information come along to a drop-in session on Wednesday 25 October, 5-7pm at Stan Thiess Centre, Hill St, Muswellbrook where you can learn about the new Hunter Environment Advisory Group and the EPA’s current Bust the Dust campaign in the Hunter.
More info on nominating for the Hunter Environment Advisory Group: Nominate for the Hunter Environment Advisory Group (nsw.gov.au)
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