The committee is involved in strategy development, policy review, planning and design and community engagement planning around complex issues affecting Melbourne’s parks, gardens and urban landscapes. These issues include climate change, urban expansion, water shortage and increased use.

Expressions of interest have now closed.

About the Parks and Gardens Advisory Committee

The Parks and Gardens Advisory Committee was established in 2009. The Committee has assisted Council for over 14 years with advice on a range of issues involved in planning for and management of its parks, gardens and urban landscapes. The Committee comprises a mix of community and technical expertise.

The Committee meets four (4) times per year, with meetings held after business hours and usually at Melbourne Town Hall.

How are committee members selected?

Up to eight (8) community members are selected through an expression of interest and interview process. Community members are residents or ratepayers of the municipality.

Community members are appointed for a four-year term, with half of the community members appointed every two years. One community member position is reserved for an Aboriginal person.

A number of external technical experts have also been appointed to the Committee. They include representatives with parks management, horticulture, ecology, health and wellbeing and landscape design expertise.

The Committee is chaired by Environment Portfolio Lead, Councillor Rohan Leppert.

Applications have now closed



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Request for applications opens

    9 February 2024

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Applications close

    5pm on Friday 8 March 2024

  • Timeline item 3 - active

    Applicant shortlisting and interviews

    March to April 2024

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Community members appointed

    May 2024

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