- helping implement the Mt Leura and Mt Sugarloaf Management Plan which focuses on the revegetation, educational and recreational potential of the reserves.
- attending monthly committee meetings (two hours) and other meetings as required;
- promoting and running committee events, community planting days, working bees, workshops and field days and developing funding applications;
- maintaining and developing the reserves through work such as weed control and tree-planting.
Interim Chairperson Caroline Duynhoven said: “The Management Committee continues to develop and enhance these wonderful environmental and geological assets for the Shire.
“The reserves provide a place for recreational and educational activities for the local community but also for the tourists who visit the area. The people on the Management Committee are passionate and bring a wide range of skills ensuring a positive future for the reserves.”
Central Ward Councillor Laurie Hickey encouraged residents to nominate.
“The mounts are truly icons of the region and form a natural gateway that welcomes highway travellers to Camperdown. The fact the reserves are educational as well as recreational make the great assets for the community. Being part of a committee of management means you can make a significant contribution to the area. Don’t be afraid to put your hand up.”
Since 1995, among the Committee’s achievements, in partnership with volunteers and other stakeholders, are:
- planting over 36,000 indigenous trees, shrubs and 60,000 indigenous grasses;
- building an extensive network of walking tracks, signs, a stone-wall entrance, an educational centre, seats, picnic tables and three information shelters;
- removal of more than 500 pine and cypress trees; and
- development of promotional and educational resources and programs.