Yarra Ranges Rural Advisory Committee (RAC)

The Rural Advisory Committee (RAC) is made up of industry representatives, Councillors, Yarra Ranges Council staff and agency representatives from Melbourne Water and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). Its purpose is to provide the Yarra Ranges Council with informed and constructive advice, input and support on issues and initiatives relevant to the management and development of the rural sector within the municipality. The scope of concern for the committee will be matters that directly relate the protection and enhancement of the rural sector.

The principal purpose of the Committee is to provide technical advice, local knowledge, and support in rural issues – as outlined below. While comprising diverse interests and representatives, the Committee will not be seen as the only means for the Council to engage and consult its community on rural issues. Council will continue to consult with the broader Yarra Ranges community (beyond the Committee) on important matters warranting consultation. The Council will seek informed and broadly representative input through the community in line with the Yarra Ranges Council Community Consultation Policy.

The committee meets quarterly.

Agenda and Minutes