The Loch Sport community is invited to get involved in the management of a locally important section of the foreshore of Lake Victoria and Lake Reeve by becoming a member of the Loch Sport Foreshore Committee of Management.
The Loch Sport Foreshore Committee of Management is responsible for managing the area of crown land that stretches approximately six kilometres from the main boat ramp near Charles Street to the boat ramp at The Boulevard. The committee also manages the Lake Reeve foreshore from Centre Road to Cliff Street.
Current committee member, Bruce Cox, said: "The committee is asking for people to join them in managing this special reserve, which includes a popular walking track."
"The committee currently has three members, who were appointed in November 2013 for a three year term by DELWP on behalf of the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water.
"The existing committee would particularly welcome nominations from people with secretarial skills, an enthusiasm for project management or an interest in undertaking some track maintenance."
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Senior Property Officer, Tarnia Leeming said: "These areas are important to local communities and DELWP is looking for people interested in volunteering to join the committee of management.'
"Members will work to manage, improve and maintain the land for public purposes. The Loch Sport Crown Reserves Management Plan provides a guide to the works required," Ms Leeming said.
"Committee members could be involved with activities including maintaining walking tracks, working with Wellington Shire Council to maintain the areas around the boat ramps, holding meetings, applying for grants, and organising works to ensure the reserve is safe for public use."
"The committee is essential to the future of the crown reserve. We are seeking people to support the current committee who are doing a valuable job."
"DELWP will assist the committee to meet its legislative obligations, and work closely with members to assist with compliance, tenures, risk management, and project management as required."
To join the committee volunteers must complete a nomination form and a Declaration of Private Interest form and submit their application to DELWP by 31 August 2015. DELWP will assist any nominees with the application process.
Further information regarding committees of management can be found on the DELWP website.
Anyone interested in nominating for the Loch Sport Foreshore Committee of Management should contact Tarnia Leeming on 03 5172 2146, to request an information package.
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