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City seeks rural voices to give advice to council

By McIvor Times

THE City of Greater Bendigo is calling for residents to express their interest in joining the Greater Bendigo Rural Communities Committee.

Greater Bendigo Rural Communities Committee chair Cr Yvonne Wrigglesworth said the committee meets four times a year and provides strategic advice to council on a range of key issues and opportunities relevant to rural communities and townships.

“We are looking for people who have a passion for and a commitment to rural community leadership and advancement and who have the relevant knowledge skills and experience,’’ she said.

“Council has a strong commitment to our city’s rural communities and townships and this is an important advisory committee to council.’’

The committee is made up of three councillors, up to nine community representatives and relevant city staff members.

Nine positions are currently available and all applicants will be assessed by a selection panel and notified of their application outcome. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to participate in an interview.

Applications can be made online at bendigo.vic.gov.au/ruralcommunities before 5pm on Wednesday, June 5.

Further information is available from by contacting Deb Simpson on 54346261 or [email protected]