Portfolio Advisory Committees

Are you passionate about your local community? Be part of shaping Moonee Valley’s future by being a representative on one of our Portfolio Advisory Committees.

We want the expertise of the local community to ensure a strong and balanced membership on these newly formed committees.

Whether you own a local business, have a passion for the environment, or are new to Moonee Valley, there is sure to be a committee where your voice can make a positive difference.

The Portfolio Advisory Committees (PACs) will support strategy and policy development and will provide an opportunity for community input into Council decision making.

The committees

We are seeking volunteer representatives for the following committees:

Lifelong Learning

This committee will consider the development of the community from youth to old age, including advocating for people from all backgrounds.

Chair: Cr Narelle Sharpe

Community Wellbeing

Support thriving and resilient neighbourhoods including issues such as family violence, gender equity and safety.

Chair: Cr Jim Cusack

Access, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Supports an inclusive and diverse city including people with disability, ageing, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, multicultural and LGBTIQ communities.

Chair: Cr Cam Nation

Strategic Planning

Considers planning policy, urban design, affordable housing and multiuse community facilities while preserving Moonee Valley’s heritage.

Chair: Cr Nicole Marshall


Aims to create a low carbon, biodiverse and resource efficient city which manages open space, waterways and waste in a sustainable manner.

Chair: Cr Nicole Marshall

Business Promotion

This committee promotes business innovation and the visibility of local business to promote strong growth in our municipality.

Chair: Cr Richard Lawrence

Integrated Transport

Ensures Moonee Valley has safe and sustainable transport connections and advocates for our community on major transport proposals.

Chair: Cr Andrea Surace

Leisure and Active Communities

Promotes active lifestyles across Moonee Valley including leisure facilities, libraries, arts and cultural facilities, and parks and gardens.

Chair: Cr Samantha Byrne

Sports and Community

This committee will strengthen investment in sporting clubs and ensure the community has a range of options for organised sport.

Chair: Cr John Sipek

Future Communities

Advocates for vibrant and engaged neighbourhoods both through long term strategic initiatives and through festivals and events.

Chair: Cr Rebecca Gauci Maurici

Nomination period

Expressions of interest to seek membership on one of the above committees closed on Sunday 14 May 2017.

Helpful applicant information

Can I be a member of more than one PAC?

No, you can only be elected to one PAC at any given time.

What does each PAC consist of?

Each PAC will be chaired by the Portfolio Councillor and shall comprise of Council officers and up to ten ordinary members selected from professional, industry and community groups. These are voluntary positions.

How are members selected?

Individuals are invited to complete and submit the Expression of Interest Form which will then be considered by a Selection Panel and the final recommendations will be made by Chief Executive Officer for approval. All applicants will be formally advised of the outcome of their application.

We are seeking applicants who reflect the diversity of the Moonee Valley community with varying levels of professional and personal knowledge and experience. Where professional membership is necessary (i.e. industry experience) an invitation will be extended to the appropriate body, seeking the appointment of a representative.

Term of appointment

Members shall be appointed for four years - the duration of the Council term.

Any member who is unable to attend three consecutive meetings shall notify the chair in writing that they are unable to continue on the PAC.

A member can resign at any time from the PAC by advising the Chair in writing. New members can be appointed throughout the year.


Meetings will be held at the Moonee Valley City Council Civic Centre, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds. The PACs may decide to meet in another appropriate alternative location.

There will be a minimum of three meetings over the period February to November 2017 period inclusive. Additional meetings may be held throughout the year. PAC meetings will usually be two hours in duration.

Some background reading, such as minutes, agenda and meetings papers will be required.

PAC members may be invited from time to time to participate in other Council engagement activities.

The first PAC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 18 July 2017 at 7pm. This will be an opportunity to meet with Senior Officers and Councillors and to receive an update on the Council Plan, our long term strategy MV2040, the Budget and other key Council strategies.

Conflict of interest and confidentiality

Members will enter into a Pledge of Confidentiality Agreement at the commencement of their term. This will be provided to all PAC members as part of an introductory pack.

Conflicts of interest must be disclosed in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989.

More information

For further information please contact 9243 1194 or email us at pac@mvcc.vic.gov.au  

Last updated: Sunday, 14 May 2017, 10:57 PM