Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf Committee invites new members

Published on 08 March 2019

Mt-Leura.jpg

The Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf Management Committee is seeking nominations from community members interested in the future management and development of these volcanic icons.

Two positions are now open on the Committee, each for a three-year term. Nominations close on Monday 1 April 2019.

  • Duties include:
  • helping implement the Mt Leura and Mt Sugarloaf Management Plan.
  • attending monthly committee meetings and other meetings as required;
  • developing funding applications and sponsorship bids; promoting and running committee events, community planting days, working bees, workshops and field days; and
  • maintaining and developing the reserves through work such as weed control, nursery propagation, tree-planting and construction.

    The successful applicants may also help develop the next Management Plan.

    Committee Chairperson, Graham Arkinstall said the committee had completed a lot of work to develop the Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf Reserves, which are fantastic environmental and geological assets for the Shire.

    “They’re places for diverse recreational and educational activities, and a regional tourist destination where people can reconnect with nature in a safe and scenic environment,” Mr Arkinstall said.

    “The Committee brings together a well-rounded group of people with a wide range of skills and the passion to a positive future of the Mt Leura and Mt Sugarloaf reserves.

    “I encourage anyone to apply. That will let us tap into skills and abilities that are out there, even if it’s for one specific project. We don’t know who is out there unless they let themselves be known.”

    Since 1995, among the Committee’s achievements, in partnership with volunteers and other stakeholders, are:

  • planting over 36,000 indigenous trees and 60,000 indigenous grasses;
  • building an extensive network of walking tracks, signs, a stone-wall entrance, seats, picnic tables and three information shelters;
  • removal of more than 500 pine and cypress trees; and
  • development of promotional and educational resources and programs.

Position descriptions and nomination forms are available here or from the Civic Centre, 181 Manifold Street, Camperdown. For further information please call Environment Projects Officer Roland Herbert at Corangamite Shire on 5593 7100.