Rehabilitating Roe 8 Corridor

Consultation has concluded

26 October 2018

Two community members wanted for advisory committee

The City invites community members to apply for two vacancies on the Rehabilitating Roe 8 Advisory Committee.

To express your interest, contact the project manager Linda Metz by close of business on Friday 26 October 2018 by:

  • By email to customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au
  • Or by mail to City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215 BIBRA LAKE DC WA 6965
  • Or in person at the City of Cockburn Administration Office at 9 Coleville Cres, Spearwood during office hours.

It is expected that this person will have some knowledge, interest or experience of natural resource management or conservation and be willing to act as a representative for the advisory committee at events etc. The committee member cannot represent any commercial interests that may be seen to create a conflict of interest. This is a volunteer position.

Meetings will be held monthly on a Tuesday afternoon for two hours, with the first meeting scheduled for November.

Background

After the 2017 State election, the WA Government declared the proposed Roe 8 Highway would not proceed.

This left a large tract of road reserve within the City of Cockburn from Bibra Drive west to Stock Road in a semi-cleared state. In acknowledgement of the natural flora and fauna values of this site, the Government developed a working group to oversee the development of a 10-year Rehabilitation Plan, with a consultant. That plan is now complete and can be viewed here.

A key outcome is to create an advisory committee to help implement the 10-year rehabilitation plan. The role of the Rehabilitating Roe 8 Advisory Committee is to share information, exchange advice on management issues and help with the implementation of the plan, including:

 Provide advice on issues referred to the committee by the Project Manager

 Advise on the preparation and implementation of the Rehabilitating Roe 8 Management Plan and future revisions.

 Provide advice on matters of public concern or interest relating to the corridor.

 Assist the City in the dissemination of approved information to the broader community including science communications.

 Provide liaison and assist with coordinating community input into the corridor.

Who can be a committee member?

The two community positions are open to individuals, community groups or others who are not part of the stakeholders identified in the Plan. Other committee members are likely to represent:

 Cockburn Community Wildlife Corridor

 Perth Urban Restoration Scientific Advisory Committee

 South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council

 Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

It is anticipated the committee will have a maximum membership of 15 committee members with voting rights. The City will administer the meetings and be responsible for setting agendas, meeting dates, venue and distribution of minutes etc.

On appointment the Terms of Reference for the committee will be supplied along with a copy of the City of Cockburn Reference Group Protocols.

What next?

Once submissions have been received they will be reviewed by the City and the successful candidate notified. Once all committee membership positions have been confirmed the Project Manager will confirm meeting date, agendas etc by email. This will be the most common form of communication. If you do not have access to email please make note of this on your application.

If you have any questions, please contact Project Manager Linda Metz on 9411 3444 or by email to customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au

26 October 2018

Two community members wanted for advisory committee

The City invites community members to apply for two vacancies on the Rehabilitating Roe 8 Advisory Committee.

To express your interest, contact the project manager Linda Metz by close of business on Friday 26 October 2018 by:

  • By email to customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au
  • Or by mail to City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215 BIBRA LAKE DC WA 6965
  • Or in person at the City of Cockburn Administration Office at 9 Coleville Cres, Spearwood during office hours.

It is expected that this person will have some knowledge, interest or experience of natural resource management or conservation and be willing to act as a representative for the advisory committee at events etc. The committee member cannot represent any commercial interests that may be seen to create a conflict of interest. This is a volunteer position.

Meetings will be held monthly on a Tuesday afternoon for two hours, with the first meeting scheduled for November.

Background

After the 2017 State election, the WA Government declared the proposed Roe 8 Highway would not proceed.

This left a large tract of road reserve within the City of Cockburn from Bibra Drive west to Stock Road in a semi-cleared state. In acknowledgement of the natural flora and fauna values of this site, the Government developed a working group to oversee the development of a 10-year Rehabilitation Plan, with a consultant. That plan is now complete and can be viewed here.

A key outcome is to create an advisory committee to help implement the 10-year rehabilitation plan. The role of the Rehabilitating Roe 8 Advisory Committee is to share information, exchange advice on management issues and help with the implementation of the plan, including:

 Provide advice on issues referred to the committee by the Project Manager

 Advise on the preparation and implementation of the Rehabilitating Roe 8 Management Plan and future revisions.

 Provide advice on matters of public concern or interest relating to the corridor.

 Assist the City in the dissemination of approved information to the broader community including science communications.

 Provide liaison and assist with coordinating community input into the corridor.

Who can be a committee member?

The two community positions are open to individuals, community groups or others who are not part of the stakeholders identified in the Plan. Other committee members are likely to represent:

 Cockburn Community Wildlife Corridor

 Perth Urban Restoration Scientific Advisory Committee

 South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council

 Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

It is anticipated the committee will have a maximum membership of 15 committee members with voting rights. The City will administer the meetings and be responsible for setting agendas, meeting dates, venue and distribution of minutes etc.

On appointment the Terms of Reference for the committee will be supplied along with a copy of the City of Cockburn Reference Group Protocols.

What next?

Once submissions have been received they will be reviewed by the City and the successful candidate notified. Once all committee membership positions have been confirmed the Project Manager will confirm meeting date, agendas etc by email. This will be the most common form of communication. If you do not have access to email please make note of this on your application.

If you have any questions, please contact Project Manager Linda Metz on 9411 3444 or by email to customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au