Talbot Community Homes – Community Asset Committee Expressions of Interest
Talbot Community Homes is an initiative providing housing opportunities to enable local residents to remain living and participating in their community into later life. Council currently owns two units in Talbot which are managed by a Committee of local people under Section 86 of the now defunct Local Government Act 1989.
The new Community Asset Committee was established by Council this year and expressions of interest are being sought for two community members of the Committee. Offices bearers for the Committee are President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Community Asset Committees are established by Council under the Local Government Act 2020 with specific delegated powers and functions to manage Council-owned or controlled assets in our shire.
Council values the contribution made by volunteers who form these committees and encourages all members of the community to consider applying when positions become available.
Members are appointed to the committees by the CEO for a fixed term of three years.
All members of Community Asset Committees operate under the requirements outlined in an Instrument of Delegation which sets out their powers, functions and responsibilities in relation to each asset.
The role of the Community Asset Committee will be to manage the facility on Council’s behalf. This will involve various and diverse tasks:
- Oversee the occupancy and tenancy of the development, including coordinating activities for the selection of occupants, advising Council on required tenancy conditions and to arrange general maintenance of the development;
- To advise Council in relation to the general improvement and preservation of the development; and
- To manage funds generated by the development with the goal of providing local funds for future housing development within the Shire or as otherwise determined by Council.
All members of Community Asset Committees operate under the requirements outlined in an Instrument of Delegation which will set out their powers, functions and responsibilities in relation to each asset. A standard draft instrument of delegation for a typical Community Asset Committee is available to view here - but the instrument for this CAC is yet to be finalised.
- Grow as a local leader
- Learn new skills
- Meet new people
- Ensure ongoing community management of a valued local community asset
If you wish to submit an expression of interest, please email email@example.com with the subject line EOI – Talbot Community Homes Community Asset Committee, and provide:
- your name and address
- contact details including a daytime phone number
- a description of your interest in the Committee
- what attributes/skills you would bring to the Committee
Successful applicants will be required to undertake a successful Police Check and Working with Children Check at Council’s cost.
Subject to community interest, committee members will be appointed by the CEO for a fixed term of three years. Appointment will take place approximately early September 2023.