Community Advisory Committees

Community Advisory Committees facilitate community participation and input into policy and service development, projects and events.

Council has established a number of Community Advisory Committees to facilitate community participation and input into policy and service development, or to assist with facility, project and event management.

Community Advisory Committees typically are made up of Councillors, Council Officers and a number of community representatives. The community representatives may be local residents appointed in their own right, or representatives of service authorities, support agencies or community organisations.

Council has established and appointed Councillor members to the following Community Advisory Committees for a period of 12 months or until such time as Council makes a further resolution on the matter.

Committee

Nominated Councillor(s)

Active and Healthy Ageing Advisory Committee

Cr. Gaetano Greco (Chair)
Cr. Julie Williams (Proxy)

Art and Heritage Advisory Panel

Cr. Susanne Newton (Co-Chair)
Cr. Gaetano Greco (Proxy)

Darebin Aboriginal Advisory Committee

Cr. Lina Messina (Co-Chair)
Cr. Trent McCarthy
Cr. Gaetano Greco
Cr. Susan Rennie
Cr. Susanne Newton
Cr.
 Tim Laurence
Cr. Emily Dimitriades

Darebin Disability Advisory Committee

Cr. Julie Williams (Chair)
Cr. Tim Laurence (Proxy)

Darebin Domestic Animal Management Reference Group

Cr. Julie Williams (Chair)
Cr. Tim Laurence (Proxy)

Darebin Education Network

Cr. Susan Rennie (Chair)
Cr. Emily Dimitriadis (Proxy)

Climate Emergency Darebin Advisory Committee

Cr. Trent McCarthy (Chair)
Cr. Susan Rennie

Darebin Community Awards Advisory Committee

Cr. Lina Messina (Mayor and Chair)
Cr. Susan Rennie (Proxy)

Darebin Interfaith Council

Cr. Gaetano Greco (Co-Chair)
Cr. Emily Dimitriades (Proxy)

Darebin Nature Trust

Cr. Lina Messina (Co-Chair)
Cr. Trent McCarthy
Cr. Tom Hannan

Gender Equity Advisory Committee (formerly Darebin Women's Advisory Committee)

Cr. Emily Dimitriadis
Cr. Susan Rennie (Proxy)

Sexuality, Sex and Gender Diversity Advisory Committee

Cr. Susanne Newton (Chair)
Cr. Susan Rennie (Proxy)

Darebin Welcoming Cities Community Reference Groups

Cr. Gaetano Greco (Chair)
Cr. Emily Dimitriades (Proxy)

Edgars Creek and Edwardes Lake Task Force Cr. Gaetano Greco 
Cr. Susanne Newton (Proxy)
 Young Citizens Jury  

 

Discover

Three older adults outdoors, in a group hug
Informing Council on issues that influence services delivered to those ageing in Darebin, and report on the Darebin Active and Healthy Ageing Strategy.
A seated person considering a wall of art
Providing expert advice and support to achieving the visual art, public art and heritage interpretation projects, services and activities.
Solar panels on a residential roof
Climate Emergency Darebin advisory committee provides advice and feedback to Council in the implementation of Council’s Climate Emergency Plan.
Microphone on stand in foreground blurred background of large windowed room
Playing an important role in contributing to and monitoring the implementation of the Darebin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action Plan.
Four people seated in conversation
Advising Council on issues relating to access and inclusion for people with disabilities and carers living, working, studying or visiting Darebin.
A person walking a dog along the footpath

This group provides strategic advice and recommendations to Council in relation to the implementation of the Domestic Animal Management Plan.

A classroom of people in soft focus

The Darebin Education Network was first established to provide guidance in the development of the Darebin Education Inquiry during 2012—2013.

Six people gathered around a table, listening to the person in the centre
Providing advice to Council on issues affecting faith communities, informing Council decision making in relation to policy, program and services.
A kookaburra on a branch
Providing advice to Council on issues affecting faith communities, informing Council decision making in relation to policy, program and services.
Four people around a table talking and shaking hands
Facilitating and monitoring Council’s progress toward the principles and criteria across the six categories of the Welcoming Cities Standard.
A rainbow flag

Providing strategic advice and a gender lens on issues, policies, programs and services for Council on issues affecting gender-diverse communities.

A rainbow flag with a yellow-and-purple intersex symbol, and stripes of blue, pink, white, brown and black for the trans community and LGBTIQ people of colour
Advising Council on issues and barriers to equality affecting people in the City of Darebin who identify as LGBTIQ+.