Nominations for the Coorong Environmental Trust

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What's being decided?

The Deputy Premier and Minister for Climate, Environment and Water is seeking nominations for a newly established Coorong Environmental Trust (the Trust). Nominations are sought from representatives of organisations with a professional, financial, physical or legal commitment to the ecological wellbeing of the Coorong.

The Trust is established by the Coorong Environmental Trust Act 2021 and the initial members will be appointed by the Minister for Climate, Environment and Water. Thereafter, the Trust will manage itself, including the appointment of subsequent members.

Nominations are open until 5pm Tuesday 31 October 2023.

Background

The functions of the Trust are:

(a) to create and maintain a repository for all environmental data and research outcomes relating to the Coorong

(b) to prepare an annual 'State of Our Estuary' report, along with presenting an opportunity for community, policy writers, and researchers to discuss outcomes

(c) to prepare, adopt and maintain a set of rules relating to the membership, management and operations of the Trust

(d) to provide independent, impartial scientific advice on the state of the Coorong to all stakeholders

(e) to provide guidance for future environmental research within the Coorong

(f) to clearly monitor and document environmental flow outcomes

(g) to coordinate and if necessary implement a comprehensive water quality monitoring program

(h) to independently assess proposed solutions to ecological challenges faced by the Coorong

(i) to raise money so that it can carry out its functions with financial independence

(j) to perform any function assigned to the Trust by regulation.

Get involved

Organisations with a professional, financial, physical or legal commitment to the ecological wellbeing of the Coorong are invited to nominate a representative for membership of the Trust. To nominate, please read and complete the Fact Sheet and Nomination Form.

Find out more:

Nominate by 5pm Tuesday 31 October 2023 by submitting your completed nomination form via:

  • Email to dewcet@sa.gov.au
  • Post to Chris Morony, Department for Environment and Water, GPO Box 1047, ADELAIDE SA 5000

If you have any questions or require further information regarding the process, please email Chris Morony, Manager Strategic Initiatives at dewcet@sa.gov.au.

What are the next steps?

The Minister for Climate, Environment and Water will select the initial members of the Trust from the pool of nominations that meet the requirement of being from organisations with a professional, financial, physical or legal commitment to the ecological wellbeing of the Coorong.

The initial members of the Trust will be notified via email and their names and the organisations they represent will be published as a notice in the South Australian Government Gazette and will be available on this page.

What's being decided?

The Deputy Premier and Minister for Climate, Environment and Water is seeking nominations for a newly established Coorong Environmental Trust (the Trust). Nominations are sought from representatives of organisations with a professional, financial, physical or legal commitment to the ecological wellbeing of the Coorong.

The Trust is established by the Coorong Environmental Trust Act 2021 and the initial members will be appointed by the Minister for Climate, Environment and Water. Thereafter, the Trust will manage itself, including the appointment of subsequent members.

Nominations are open until 5pm Tuesday 31 October 2023.

Background

The functions of the Trust are:

(a) to create and maintain a repository for all environmental data and research outcomes relating to the Coorong

(b) to prepare an annual 'State of Our Estuary' report, along with presenting an opportunity for community, policy writers, and researchers to discuss outcomes

(c) to prepare, adopt and maintain a set of rules relating to the membership, management and operations of the Trust

(d) to provide independent, impartial scientific advice on the state of the Coorong to all stakeholders

(e) to provide guidance for future environmental research within the Coorong

(f) to clearly monitor and document environmental flow outcomes

(g) to coordinate and if necessary implement a comprehensive water quality monitoring program

(h) to independently assess proposed solutions to ecological challenges faced by the Coorong

(i) to raise money so that it can carry out its functions with financial independence

(j) to perform any function assigned to the Trust by regulation.

Get involved

Organisations with a professional, financial, physical or legal commitment to the ecological wellbeing of the Coorong are invited to nominate a representative for membership of the Trust. To nominate, please read and complete the Fact Sheet and Nomination Form.

Find out more:

Nominate by 5pm Tuesday 31 October 2023 by submitting your completed nomination form via:

  • Email to dewcet@sa.gov.au
  • Post to Chris Morony, Department for Environment and Water, GPO Box 1047, ADELAIDE SA 5000

If you have any questions or require further information regarding the process, please email Chris Morony, Manager Strategic Initiatives at dewcet@sa.gov.au.

What are the next steps?

The Minister for Climate, Environment and Water will select the initial members of the Trust from the pool of nominations that meet the requirement of being from organisations with a professional, financial, physical or legal commitment to the ecological wellbeing of the Coorong.

The initial members of the Trust will be notified via email and their names and the organisations they represent will be published as a notice in the South Australian Government Gazette and will be available on this page.

Consultation has concluded. Thanks for your contributions.