Image of foreshore areaResidents from Warneet and Tooradin and their surrounding areas have the opportunity to manage their foreshore on behalf of the community.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is encouraging residents to express their interest in becoming voluntary members of the Tooradin Committee of Management or the Warneet Foreshore Reserve Committee of Management. 

DELWP Land and Built Environment Program Officer Sarah Wordsworth said committee members play a vital and active role in managing the future of the reserve.

“These foreshores have significant regional recreational, tourist and environmental values, and are highly valued by the local residents and visitors alike,” Ms Wordsworth said.

“Committees of management bring their local knowledge, passion and range of skills to conserve and manage the coast for public use.”

“DELWP is hoping to attract people with a broad range of skills and interests among volunteers on the committees.

“People expect a great deal from their beaches, so there is much more to beach management than litter prevention and protecting coastal vegetation.”

Members are being sought for a period of 2 years.

Committees of management are appointed by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.

Local residents interested in becoming part of either committee of management can contact DELWP Land and Built Environment Program Officer Sarah Wordsworth on 9210 9415 or email:  property.portphillip@delwp.vic.gov.au for more information and the appropriate nomination forms.

Expressions of interest for the voluntary positions are due by Wednesday 20 March 2019.

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