Expressions of interest are now open for members of the Sunshine Coast Biosphere Community Reference Group (CRG).
Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said a UNESCO Biosphere was a special place.
“Our objectives in pursuing a Biosphere nomination are focussed on preserving our natural landscapes and community liveability; harmonising our economic, social and environmental objectives; and creating a legacy for our children’s future,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“Sunshine Coast Council has been consulting with our community on whether the region should seek a UNESCO Biosphere designation and is now looking to finalise the nomination.
“A UNESCO Biosphere is a place where people and nature live in harmony – just like our healthy, smart, creative region.
“The Community Reference Group is an extremely important part of council’s community engagement process for this project and will provide advice to inform the nomination submitted to UNESCO.
“The CRG will consist of an independent chair, appointed by council, a councillor and 12 community members.
“Those members will be chosen based on a range of interest areas and demographics to ensure we form a group that is representative and inclusive of our diverse Sunshine Coast community.
“The CRG will provide critical insights and assist council in ensuring the community remains well-informed throughout the Biosphere nomination process.
“Forming a Community Reference Group is a tried and tested approach and council anticipates positive outcomes can be achieved through this approach.”
Visit council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au for more details and to download an Expression of Interest pack.
Completed expressions of interest are due by 9am on Monday June 17.
There are a number of ways to submit your expression of interest:
Email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop it off to main reception at council’s administration buildings at Caloundra, Maroochydore or Nambour
Mail it to:
Locked Bag 72
Sunshine Coast Mail Centre
If you can’t be part of the Biosphere Community Reference Group, but you’d still like to be involved, visit council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and have your say on the Biosphere nomination before June 28.