Council is seeking new members to join its Gender Equity Advisory Committee (GEAC).

In 2021, Council established the GEAC to advocate for equity by using the lived experience and knowledge of the community members who are providing valuable advice through this committee.

Over its time, the committee has been able to provide specialist advice to assist the development of Council’s first Gender Equality Action Plan and the implementation and progress of Gender Impact Assessments.  Gender impact assessments are a way of thinking critically about how policies, programs and services will meet the different needs of women, men and gender diverse people. As the committee continues its important work, it will use its skills, experience and knowledge to positively impact gender equity.

Mayor, Cr Brian Hood, said that Council is proud of its diverse community, and everyone has a right to feel safe and empowered. “We believe that communities are enriched when all people, regardless of their background or identity, are embraced and supported to participate and contribute to community life,” he said. “If you are passionate about assisting Council to reduce gender related imbalances, we invite you to submit an Expression of Interest.”

Community members who are interested in joining the Gender Equity Advisory Committee are asked to complete an on-line Expression of Interest. For information and application visit