In September 2010, Council unanimously supported a motion to establish the Marrickville Environment Committee.
The Marrickville Environment Committee held its first meeting in December 2010 following the nomination of eleven (11) community members.
The community members bring with them a wealth of knowledge and diverse perspectives. The current committee members come from a variety of professional backgrounds including teaching, engineering, landscaping, marketing, and construction, and have interests in the areas of green equity, biodiversity conservation, improving streetscapes, community gardening and strategic water management.
Membership of the Marrickville Environment Committee can consist of up to twelve (12) individuals from the community, at least two (2) nominated Councillors, and three (3) Council Officers - (the Manager Environmental Services, Environmental Services Coordinator, Manager Infrastructure Planning).
Committee meetings are held quarterly, with the first meeting of the year held in February.
The purpose of the Marrickville Environment Committee is to work with the community and Council on improving the environment for the Marrickville local government area (LGA).
The Committee will achieve this by:
The Committee will be guided by the vision and key outcomes in the Marrickville Community Strategic Plan 2021 which were developed in collaboration with the community over 2010. In particular, the Committee will contribute to the following outcomes:
The role of the Marrickville Environment Committee is to provide support and advice and make recommendations to Council for decisions affecting the environment of the Marrickville local government area. It will: