Blackall-Tambo Wild Dog Advisory Group Blackall-Tambo Wild Dog Advisory Group

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BLACKALL-TAMBO WILD DOG ADVISORY GROUP
 
1.       TITLE:
The name of the Group shall be The Blackall-Tambo Wild Dog Advisory Group
 
2.       PURPOSE:
To provide a consultative forum that can effectively address the wild dog management issues arising within the district of the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council with particular reference to the requirements outlined in the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 and the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council Pest Management Plan 2009-2014.
 
3.       MEMBERSHIP:
·         Council and Management representatives will be appointed by the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council;
·         Presiding Member will be appointed by Council annually;
·         This Group must not be appointed as a standing group;
·         This Advisory Group may include in its members persons who are not Councillors;
·         Membership will be invited by advertising for expressions of interest from Syndicate Leaders in the Wild Dog Advisory Group
·         Membership will be invited by advertising for expressions of interest from two (2) non syndicate Pastoral Owners 
·         A member of the Advisory Group (whether or not they are a Councillor) may vote on business before the group;
 
4.       CHAIRPERSON OF GROUP:
·      The Committee may appoint one of its members as Chairperson
-            The Chairperson chairs the meeting
·      In liaison with the management representative, responsibilities include:
-          Scheduling meetings and notifying group members;
-          Inviting specialists to attend meetings when required by the group;
-          Guiding the meeting according to the agenda and time available;
-          Ensuring all discussion items end with a decision, action or definite outcome;
-          Review and approve the draft minutes before distribution;
-          Ensure minutes are forwarded to Council for inclusion in the Council Agenda with all recommendations documented.
 
5.       MINUTE TAKER:
·         The role of the minute taker is to:
-          Prepare agendas and issuing notices for meetings, and ensuring all necessary documents requiring discussion or comment are attached to the agenda
-          Distributing the Agenda one week prior to the meeting
-          Taking notes of proceedings and preparing minutes of meeting
-          Distributing the minutes to all group members one week after the meeting
-          The minutes shall be checked by the Chairperson and accepted by group members as a true and accurate record at the commencement of the next meeting
 
6.       FREQUENCY OF MEETINGS:
·      Meetings of the Group will be held four times per year as a minimum at the time and place decided by the Group
 
7.       QUORUM:
·         A quorum will consist of six (6)
 
8.       VOTING RIGHTS
·           All members have equal voting rights
·           Invited quests and management representatives appointed by Council will have no voting rights
 
 
9.       PROCEDURE AT MEETINGS:
·         Business may be conducted at a meeting of a group only if a quorum is present. 
At a meeting of a group -             
(a)          voting must be open; and
(b)          a question is decided by a majority of the votes of the members present; and
(c)           each member present has a vote on each item to be decided and, if the votes are equal, the member presiding also has a casting vote; and
(d)          if a member present fails to vote, the member is taken to have voted in the negative
 
10.   INVITED GUESTS:
Internal or external persons may be invited to attend the meetings at the request of the Chairperson on behalf of the group to provide advice and assistance where necessary. Invited guests have no voting rights and may be requested to leave the meeting at any time by the Chairperson.
 
11.   GROUP MEMBERS WILL CEASE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE GROUP IF THEY:
·         Resign from the Group
 
12.   VACANT POSITIONS:
·         Any vacant positions will be filled by advertising for expressions of interest for persons with a common interest in wild dog control within the Region;
 
13.   FUNCTIONS:
The functions of the Wild Dog Advisory Group are;
·      To provide advice to Council on best practice management of wild dogs
·      To identify areas of infestation and advise Council
·      To communicate concerns to Council regarding the control and eradication of wild dogs
·      Communicate with Council as per the Communication flowchart
·      To be proactive in lobbying in partnership with Council both the State and Federal Government for funding
·      Recommending new or amended policies to Council
·      Provide feedback on effectiveness of baiting campaigns
·      Provide advice on regional pest campaigns and programs
·      Seek feedback and comments from agencies on matters concerning wild dog control
·      Provide input into education programs for the communities
·      Assist with annual local government budget negotiations
 

GROUP MEMBERS
 
Cr Jeremy Barron
 
 
Councillor

Cr D.T. (Terry) Brennan
 

Councillor
 
Invited guests
 
 
No voting rights
 
Council officers
 
 
No voting rights

 

KL Timms
Chief Executive Officer

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