Committee to establish vision for Mount Noorat

Published on 09 November 2017

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Ten community members are needed to ensure Mount Noorat is used and maintained the best interests of the Noorat community.

At its 26 September meeting Council accepted the gift of Mount Noorat from the estate of prominent farmer and dairy industry advocate Niel Black, and resolved to establish a community management model.

Mayor Jo Beard this week reiterated Council’s appreciation for the gift of the magnificent natural landmark.

“This is an incredibly generous gift we have been given by Mr Niel Black and it is up to us to protect and enable his vision of generations to experience and enjoy. 

 “The committee will involve the wider Noorat community to develop a management plan and outline the vision for Mount Noorat.

“The plan will guide the Committee’s activities on the Mount by setting out objectives and actions that strive to enhance Mount Noorat as a valued community asset and tourist destination.”

Cr Beard said 10 community members would be appointed for two or four years, on a rotating basis.

“They will be chosen based on why they are interested in being a member, how they can contribute, and what skills and experience they have to offer,” Cr Beard said.

“We encourage community members to take ownership of this beautiful natural asset which can become a rich and rewarding part of community life for Noorat, and the Shire as a whole. This is an opportunity for residents to have input and help shape the future of Mount Noorat and ensure use of the natural environment reflects the community’s needs and aspirations.”

Position descriptions and nomination forms are available here or from the Civic Centre, 181 Manifold Street, Camperdown.

Council officers will also be available at a drop-in session on Monday 27 November at the Noorat Scout Hall from 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm to answer any questions interested community member may have. 

For more information on the positions please contact the Corangamite Shire on 5593 7100.

Send nominations to Lyall Bond, Manager, Environment and Emergency, Corangamite Shire, PO Box 84, Camperdown 3260 or shire@corangamite.vic.gov.au. They will be received until 5pm, Friday 15 December 2017.