Eyre Peninsula board member openings

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The Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board has two board member vacancies to fill, following recent resignations.

The Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board has two board member vacancies to fill, following recent resignations.

Board members work collaboratively to set the strategic direction and priorities for management of the region’s landscapes.

Debbie May from Elliston and Justine Major from Kimba both resigned recently from their board member roles, which they had both held since 2020 (and in the previous Natural Resources Management Board from 2018), most recently being appointed by the Minister for Climate, Environment and Water for another term in February.

“Being a part of the Landscape Board has been an excellent experience and one I would highly recommend to anyone interested in Eyre Peninsula’s natural resources,” says Justine Major.

Chair of the Board Peter Treloar, says the contribution of these members is greatly valued.

“Debbie and Justine both brought strong farming knowledge and experience into our board along with other specialities,” Mr Treloar says.

“Debbie has been involved with administering large initiatives to protect and conserve the important remnant Sheoak grassy woodlands of the region; while Justine has extensive experience in the finance and business service sector which she uses as a recovery support officer with the National Emergency Management Agency.

“The board values the contribution of Debbie and Justine in helping to manage our diverse Eyre Peninsula landscapes and we genuinely thank them for their service.”

Applications for two new board members are now open until September 28.

“We are looking for members with a commitment to landscape management in Eyre Peninsula,” Mr Treloar says.

“We need strategic thinkers ready to empower our communities to sustainably manage our local landscapes – our land, water, pest plants and animals, and biodiversity.

“Ideally, we would like Board members that are community leaders with established networks with relevant stakeholders and partners.

“Collectively on the board, we need a broad range of skills, experience and knowledge in areas relating to the effective operation of organisations, and the practical issues of community-based landscape management.

“If you care about managing our local environment and can commit to a few days every few months, I’d encourage you to apply to be part of our board.”

The new board members will be appointed for the remainder of the current four-year board term which began in February 2023. Board members can expect to commit between two and four days every few months to board business.

Full application details are available at www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ep/vacancies.

Eyre Peninsula board member openings
The board at a meeting in June (L-R) Peter Treloar, Helen Lamont, Kate McShane, Justine Major, Steve Milner, Alan Tingay and Mark Dennis (absent: Debbie May).

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