Special Committees

Nillumbik Shire Council conducts its business in open and advertised meetings. In addition to Ordinary and Special Council Meetings, Nillumbik has a special committee established under section 86 of the Local Government Act 1989 – the Future Nillumbik Committee.

All seven Councillors sit on the Committee. The Committee agenda is structured on the portfolios assigned to individual Councillors. The Chair of the Committee will rotate with each Councillor to chair the section of the meeting for those items which relate to their portfolio. Want to find out more? Our Frequently Asked Questions may help.

Portfolio Councillor Chair 
Community Services   Cr Grant Brooker 
Economic Development and Marketing Cr Karen Egan
Environment and Sustainability Cr Jane Ashton 
Finance and Governance  Cr Bruce Ranken
Infrastructure Cr John Dumaresq
Planning Cr Peter Clarke
Social Infrastructure Cr Peter Perkins


External Committees

 External Organisation  Councillor representative 
Diamond Creek Traders' Association Cr Peter Perkins
Eltham Chamber of Commerce and Industry Cr Peter Clarke
Cr John Dumaresq
Cr Bruce Ranken
Hurstbridge Traders' Association Cr Karen Egan
Interface Councils Group Cr Karen Egan 
(Cr Peter Clarke alternate)
Metropolitan Transport Forum Cr John Dumaresq
Metropolitan Waste Management Group Cr John Dumaresq
(Cr Peter Perkins alternate)
Municipal Association of Victoria Cr Peter Perkins
(Cr Jane Ashton alternate)
Nillumbik Tourism Association Cr Karen Egan
Cr Bruce Ranken
Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action Cr Jane Ashton
(Cr Grant Brooker alternate)
Northern Council Alliance Cr Karen Egan
(Cr Peter Clarke alternate)
Victorian Local Governance Association Cr Karen Egan
(Cr Bruce Ranken alternate)
Yarra Plenty Regional Library Board Cr Karen Egan
Cr Peter Clarke
(Proxy Executive Manager Community Services) 

Advisory Committees 

Advisory Committee

Councillor representative 

Arts Advisory Committee

Cr Karen Egan 

Audit Committee Cr Peter Clarke
Cr Bruce Ranken 
CEO Employment Matters Committee All Councillors 
Economic Development Advisory Committee Cr Karen Egan (Chair)
Cr Bruce Ranken (Deputy)
Cr John Dumaresq 
Environment and Sustainability Advisory Committee Cr Jane Ashton  
Cr Grant Booker (Deputy)
Health and Wellbeing Plan Advisory Committee Cr Grant Brooker
(Cr Jane Ashton alternate)
Inclusion Advisory Committee

Cr Grant Booker (Chair)
Cr Peter Perkins

Living & Learning Advisory Committee Cr Grant Booker 

Municipal Emergency Management Planning Advisory Committee

Cr Peter Perkins (Chair)
Cr John Dumaresq (Deputy)

Panton Hill Bushland Reserves System User Group Advisory Committee

Cr Jane Ashton

Positive Ageing Advisory Committee Cr Grant Brooker
Recreation Trails Advisory Committee Cr John Dumaresq (Chair)
Cr Jane Ashton
Cr Bruce Ranken