Four Members Needed For Mt Noorat Committee


The Mount Noorat Management Committee is looking for four new members for a four-year term until June 2028. The new terms will start in July.

The Committee’s responsibilities are mainly focused on implementing the 30-year vision of the Mt Noorat Management Plan and Risk Management Plan.

Corangamite Shire Mayor Kate Makin called on anybody from the community with an interest in Mt Noorat to nominate.

“I urge interested community members to obtain a copy of the position description and consider how their skills can contribute,” continued Cr Makin.

“Regardless of your background—whether in farming, plant identification, propagation, weed management, fundraising, education, building, or project management—your expertise could be invaluable to the committee.

“The Mount Noorat Management Committee is highly active, with numerous ongoing activities and projects.

Central Ward Councillor and Noorat resident Geraldine Conheady said Mt Noorat holds a special place in the community.

“The popularity of walking and enjoying the natural environment on the mount is evident, from the average of 1200 people who use the track each month,” Cr Conheady said.

“I extend my gratitude to the outgoing members for dedicating their time and efforts to caring for Mt Noorat.”

The Committee has 10 elected community members, a Council Officer and standing members Eve and Gina Black, representing the family of Niel Black who bequeathed the mount to the community.

Council Manager Environment and Emergency Lyall Bond said the mount is recognised as an area of cultural heritage significance to Aboriginal people.

“Mt Noorat—or Ngoorat—was added to the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Register in 2022,” Mr Bond said.

“Nominees should be aware that there are significant requirements that go with this.

“Council and the committee have obligations we need to meet regarding the significant landscape.

“The committee works with Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation as the approval body in relation to cultural heritage management plans and cultural heritage permits application.”

Estimated to have last erupted about 20–25,000 years ago, the dormant scoria cone is a geologically significant feature of the Newer Volcanics Province.

The committee is guided by the Mt Noorat Management Plan objectives to ensure

1. Protected and enhanced natural values

2. Quality visitor experiences that reflect the character of the site

3. Aboriginal and European history is understood and respected

4. Walking tracks are accessible, well maintained and cater for diverse experiences

5. Self-sustaining financial management and governance

It carries out activities such as flora and fauna assessment, native vegetation management, weed and pest animal control program and more.

Nominees can download a position description and fill in the application form here or call Council on 5593 7100 to arrange hard copies.

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