Recreation Trails Advisory Committee

Purpose and objectives

To provide a formal mechanism for Council to consult with key stakeholders, seek specialist advice and enable community participation in the development and review of new and existing recreation trails within the Shire of Nillumbik.

The Committee’s objectives are to:

  • Assist and advise Council regarding key issues
  • Provide a forum for dissemination and consideration of information to the local community
  • Assist and support Council prepare recreation trail development proposals and funding applications
  • Provide advice on the design of proposed trails
  • Assist Council with the development of recreation trail promotional material and events
  • Assist Council monitor recreation trail use and condition
  • Respond to and provide advice on any proposed strategy, policy or action plan relating to recreation trails developed by Council
  • Undertake other recreation trail initiatives as necessary 


Dates for 2024 will be determined in early 2024.

Meetings will be held at Council offices, Civic Drive, Greensborough.

Committee period

Members will be appointed for a two year term.


This Committee is chaired by a Councillor representative who is appointed annually at Council's Extraordinary Meeting held in November. 

Current committee members

The Committee comprises the following representatives endorsed by Council:

  • Cr Richard Stockman (Chair)
  • Cr Karen Egan (Alternate Chair)
  • Andrew Bakos
  • Andrew Chau
  • Andrew McMahon
  • Bernie Broom
  • Bill Penrose
  • Brad March
  • Cath Giles
  • Janice Davies
  • Julie O'Connell Seamer
  • Rex Niven
  • Serena Marriott


The agenda for the next Committee meeting is uploaded one week prior to the meeting date. 


Minutes from each Committee meeting are confirmed at the next meeting of the Committee.

Download the minutes: