Expressions of Interest - Gympie region Weed and Pest Advisory Committee (WPAC)

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Expressions of Interest - Gympie region Weed and Pest Advisory Committee (WPAC)

Gympie Regional Council is seeking expressions of interest for membership of the Weed and Pest Advisory Committee (WPAC). The purpose of WPAC is to provide advice and feedback to council on invasive plant and animal related matters in accordance with council’s adopted Biosecurity Plan.

WPAC will act as a conduit and single point of contact through which members can raise issues with council and remain informed regarding invasive species management business administered by council.

Members of WPAC will be a cross-section of stakeholder groups including government agencies, natural resource managers, primary production businesses, and volunteer and other industry organisations. The group will consist of twelve members who will be selected and appointed by council.

As a member, you are expected to be actively involved in Gympie region invasive species project concept development, planning, and implemented project appraisal. You should also possess a willingness to contribute in discussions and activities and have a strategic focus on issues affecting the entire Gympie region, and be involved in:

  • Active promotion and contribution to invasive species management
  • Increasing community understanding of Biosecurity Unit projects
  • Representing stakeholder interests and relaying information relating to opportunities and issues
  • Reviewing council draft documentation and proposed project work
  • Gympie Region Biosecurity Plan review
  • Supporting council in the implementation of the Queensland Biosecurity Act 2014.

A copy of the adopted Terms of Reference and further information can be obtained from council’s Biosecurity Unit or by visiting, www.gympie.qld.gov.au/residents/environment/controlling-weeds-and-pest-animals/weeds

Expressions of interest close 5pm on Monday, 16 January 2023.

All expressions of interest must be submitted in writing by email or mail. If you have any questions, please call Gympie Regional Council on 1300 307 800.

Email: lands.protection@gympie.qld.gov.au

Mail:

Gympie Regional Council

Attn: Environment & Resource Recovery

PO Box 155

Gympie QLD 4570

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