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
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
The Committee will consist of:
Three representatives from the Friends of the North Coast Regional
Botanic Garden Inc;
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
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.