3 November 2016 Help Turn Lovely into Lasting

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3 November 2016 Help Turn Lovely into Lasting

Botanic Gardens

Passionate locals are being sought to help turn the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden into a sustainable showcase of excellence.

“The North Coast Regional Botanic Garden is a fantastic place,” said Mick Raby, Council’s Director Sustainable Infrastructure.

“It hosts an important and fascinating collection of the region’s flora and is home to many of our most important native animals including koalas. It also offers education opportunities that can help us conserve our natural environment for future generations.

“It has great potential and we’re hoping that this new Committee will help us turn that promise into a lasting and significant asset for the whole community.”

Council, as the Trust Manager of the Garden, is inviting Expressions of Interest from people to join the inaugural North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens Advisory Committee.

The Committee will help finalise the draft North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens Strategic Plan and provide advice on opportunities to develop the Botanic Garden into a regional centre of excellence for plant conservation and visitor experiences.

The Committee will consist of:

Three representatives from the Friends of the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden Inc;

  • Six volunteer community members;

  • One  Councillor; and

  • One cultural representative.

Interested members of the community are invited to put themselves forward for the community positions.

Ideally, potential community members will have skills and qualifications in disciplines such as ecology, botany, horticulture, event management/space activation, business management, tourism, recreation planning or education.

Nomination forms are available here​.

Expressions of interest must be submitted on the nomination form provided. Applicants should provide details of their interest in the Committee and their experience and skills – voluntary, amateur or professional - in the areas listed. Selection will be on merit.

Anyone interested in the roles and requiring further information should call Council on 02 6648 4875.  Expressions of interest close on Wednesday, November 23.