Mounts Committee seeks new members

Published on 09 March 2022

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The Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf Management Committee is seeking applications from community members interested in the future management and development of the volcanic icons. Three positions are now open on the committee. Two are for a three-year term and there is one casual vacancy for two years. Applications are open until Tuesday 29 March.

Duties include:

  • helping implement the Mt Leura and Mt Sugarloaf Management Plan which focuses on the revegetation, educational and recreational potential of the reserves.
  • attending monthly committee meetings (two hours) and other meetings as required;
  • promoting and running committee events, community planting days, working bees, workshops and field days and developing funding applications;
  • maintaining and developing the reserves through work such as weed control and tree-planting.

Interim Chairperson Caroline Duynhoven said: “The Management Committee continues to develop and enhance these wonderful environmental and geological assets for the Shire.

“The reserves provide a place for recreational and educational activities for the local community but also for the tourists who visit the area. The people on the Management Committee are passionate and bring a wide range of skills ensuring a positive future for the reserves.”

Central Ward Councillor Laurie Hickey encouraged residents to nominate.

“The mounts are truly icons of the region and form a natural gateway that welcomes  highway travellers to Camperdown. The fact the reserves are educational as well as recreational make the great assets for the community. Being part of a committee of management means you can make a significant contribution to the area. Don't be afraid to put your hand up.”

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

  • planting over 36,000 indigenous trees, shrubs and 60,000 indigenous grasses;
  • building an extensive network of walking tracks, signs, a stone-wall entrance, an educational centre, 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 application forms are available here  or from the Civic Centre, 181 Manifold Street, Camperdown.

For further information, please call Environment Projects Officer Roland Herbert on 5593 7100.

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