Understanding that residents know the impacts of local flooding, Cessnock City Council is inviting Expressions of Interest from community members to be part of a new Floodplain Management Committee.
The Committee will consist of Mayor Jay Suvaal, General Manager Lotta Jackson, Councillor Ian Olsen, Councillor Anne Sander, and as many as five community members. Council aims to recruit two community representatives from the greater Cessnock area, one from the Greater Kurri Kurri area, one from the Greater Wollombi/Millfield area and one from the Rothbury/Branxton area.
Committee members should be able to provide historical advice on flood related issues and will be required to consider decisions which may impact the whole community.
Members will be required to attend as many as four meetings each year and provide input into the floodplain risk management process.
The term of the committee aligns with the Council term.
Applications are open now and close on Friday 18 March 2022. To apply, outline your experience and suitability in an email to email@example.com, being sure to include ‘Floodplain Management Committee’ in the subject line.
Find out more about flooding in the Cessnock LGA.