The Natural Resource Management Committee (NRMC), appointed through a public process with membership endorsed by the Board, is a community advisory group to the Board. The committee provides a local community perspective to the North Central CMA on our planning, community engagement activities and works.
The NRMC advises on:
The NRMC meets monthly, with the committee touring project areas to gain a better understanding of specific projects. During the year, an investment meeting is scheduled for the committee to provide input to the investment process.
NRMC members reflect a broad geographic spread from across north central Victoria, incorporating a wide range of skills and experience. The current membership provides the North Central CMA with strong links to comunity networks, including farming groups, small businesses, environmental and sustainability groups, local government, water services committees, recreational fishing, as well as Landcare and Waterwatch networks.
Each NRMC member makes up a portfolio group for our projects. Chosen for the locality to the project area or their background and interest in the subject matter, the NRMC member provides a community persepective and advises on community engagement to our project managers and staff.
From left to right:
Colin Smith, David Jones, Ron Cosgrave (Deputy Chair), Dianne Bowles, Charlie Gillingham (Chair), Allison Long, Rob Loats, Ken Coates, Richard Carter, Ron Murray, Denis Watts, Diane Bunnett, Sebastian Klein and Shane O'Loughlin.