The Secretary of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is inviting expressions of interest for members of a new Community Reference Group for the Yellingbo Conservation Area.

There are 12 positions to be filled, including the Chair and Deputy Chair.

Role and purpose of group

The group will support DELWP and Parks Victoria as the agencies establish a 10 Year Plan for managing the Conservation Area.

Selection process

Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of high-level skills, experience and knowledge in relation to the following selection criteria:

  1. An active and engaged community member with preferences for local knowledge of the Yarra Valley and the area south east of the Dandenong Ranges.
  2. Demonstration of existing community networks within the Yarra Valley and southern Dandenong Ranges.
  3. Effective and verbal communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to respectfully discuss issues with other group members.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work in a committee/team environment or prior committee experience.
  5. Be able to show demonstrated knowledge/experience in one or more of the following fields conservation, agriculture and horticulture, recreation, tourism, Aboriginal cultural values, and fire risk management and control.


The group will meet four times per year and a commitment up to three years would be advantageous.

How to apply

The Information for Applicants document details the information and forms that applicants must provide. Applications must be emailed to

For all enquiries, please contact Merryn Kelly on

Applications close 11 June 2019.

Position description. (DOCX, 179.2 KB)

Information for applicants . (DOCX, 300.1 KB)

Application form . (DOCX, 166.9 KB)

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