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New committee appointed to guide future planning for Yalukit Willam Nature Reserve

Wednesday 28 September 2022

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Eight community representatives have been selected to help support the operation, management and guide the future development of the Yalukit Willam Nature Reserve (YWNR), formerly known as the Elsternwick Park Nature Reserve.

Members will work as a team and help share their thoughts and insights to ensure the YWNR meets the needs and aspirations of all members of the Bayside community.

The group will be able to make suggestions about how Council maintains operational areas of the Reserve in line with Bayside’s Community Vision, Council budgets and community expectations.

The Committee will be chaired by Councillor Jo Samuel-King and Councillor El Mouallem will join as Council’s representative.

Environmental experts Dr Tricia Wevill and Patrick Honan will join the committee along with residents Stephen le Page, Sam Murray, Stephanie Convery and Alicia Darvall.

Committee members representing relevant community groups include Alison Soutar from the Elsternwick Park Association and April Seymore on behalf of the Port Phillip EcoCentre.

These carefully considered appointments were made following an expression of interest process calling out to residents, community representatives and technical experts that could represent a range of views and interests with experience that is relevant to the goals outlined in the Yalukit Willam Nature Reserve Masterplan.

Residents have been appointed to the Committee for a three year team and community representatives will join for two years.

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