What is the Sports and Recreation Advisory Committee?

We're seeking expressions of interest to join the newly created Sport and Recreation Advisory Committee up until 5pm on 14 December 2021.

The Sport and Recreation Advisory Committee has been established to provide advice to Council for a 12 month term in relation to sport and recreation issues within the Frankston municipality. As an advisory committee of Council, a Councillor or Councillors will be nominated as delegates to the Committee by Council resolution on an annual basis. The Committee has no delegated decision-making power from Council. The Committee will:

  • Include:
    • A maximum of two (2) Councillors appointed as delegates;
    • A maximum of seven (7) community representatives;
    • Two (2) Council Officers as administration support.
  • Provide an important forum for discussion of matters relating to sport and recreation within the Frankston municipality, including the identification of issues and opportunities and ensuring equitable access to sport and recreation opportunities for all members of the community.
  • Provide specialist advice to Council at a strategic and policy level.

For further details please refer to the Terms of Reference established for the Committee.

Objectives of the Committee

  • To assist and advise Council on policy development

  • To assist Council to develop key strategies in relation to sport and recreation

  • To provide a forum for the communication, dissemination and consideration of information regarding sport and recreation issues

  • To provide advice on the provision of sport and recreation facilities, with a view to ensuring facilities are well utilised and are fit for purpose

  • To assist in the development of a partnership approach in addressing club development needs

  • To leverage partnerships and networks to advocate for support, investment and promotion of sport and recreation within the Frankston municipality

Selection criteria

Nominees for membership of the Committee must be able to demonstrate:

  • Current involvement in service provision, policy or program development in the area of sport and recreation;
  • Endorsement by their organisation if relevant;
  • Strong knowledge of the Frankston municipality with networks throughout the local community;
  • The ability to participate effectively as part of an advisory committee;
  • The ability to represent a broad range of views that reflect the diversity of the Frankston community;
  • A strong understanding of the current trends within the municipality, both economic and social;
  • Strong knowledge of sport and recreation trends and impacts and relevance to the Frankston municipality;
  • A willingness to contribute meaningfully to meetings in a fair and unbiased manner;
  • The ability to look beyond personal interests for the benefit of the Frankston municipality; and
  • Capacity to represent and commit to the Committee for the required term.

Further to the above individual criteria, the ultimate selection of members will seek to maximise the diversity and representation of sport, genders and geographical areas within the municipality.

For further details please refer to the Terms of Reference established for the Committee.