Special Committees

Special Committees of Flinders Council, current as of December 2016

Furneaux Community Health Special Committee

Purpose: To identify the health-based concerns, needs, and service priorities of the Furneaux Region, and to raise awareness within the community. Where possible, the committee suggests practicable and locally appropriate strategies to meeting the health needs of the community. The committee meets on a monthly basis.

Committee members: Cr Willis (Chair), Mayor Cox, Community Economic Development Manager (ex-officio), Flinders Island MPC Representative, Cape Barren Island Aboriginal Association Representative, Flinders Island Aboriginal Association Representative, Fitness on Flinders Representative, and five Community Representatives.

Furneaux (Emita) Hall & Recreation Ground Special Committee

Purpose: To provide advice to Flinders Council on the maintenance and repair of the Emita Hall; to run the annual Emita Sports Day; and, to undertake other fundraising activities to assist with minor improvements. The committee meets on a needs basis.

Committee members: Deputy Mayor Cobham (Chair), Cr Stockton and eight Community Representatives.

Furneaux Group Aviation Special Committee

Purpose:  To provide advice to Flinders Council on aviation and other matters, such as infrastructure, relating to the Flinders Island Airport. The committee meets every six months.

Committee members: Mayor Cox (Chair), Cr P Rhodes, Cr Stockton, Flinders Island Tourism Association Representative, Airport Manager, Multi-Purpose Centre Representative, Community Representative, RPT Operator Representative, Cape Barren Island Representative, DIER Representative, and a Charter Aircraft Representative.

Furneaux Group Shipping Special Committee

Purpose: To provide advice to Flinders Council on shipping and other matters relating to the port and its associated infrastructures. The committee meets every four months.

Committee members: Mayor Cox (Chair), Deputy Mayor Cobham, Cr P Rhodes, General Manager, Transport Representative, Commerce Representative, Roberts Livestock Representative, DIER Representative, Furneaux Freight Representative, Cape Barren Island Aboriginal Association Inc. Representative, TasPorts Representative, and a Farmer Representative.

Furneaux Islands Festival Special Committee 

Purpose: To manage, coordinate and deliver an annual Furneaux Islands Festival on behalf of Council.

Committee members: Two Community Development Staff, two Flinders Island Aboriginal Association Inc. representatives and four community members. 

Lady Barron Hall & Recreational Special Committee

Purpose: To act as caretakers of Lady Barron Hall, Holloway Park, and the Tennis Courts on Lady Barron, so they may be enjoyed by the local community and visitors alike. The committee meets on a needs basis.

Committee members: Cr Williams (Chair), six Community Representatives, and a Fitness Group Representative.

Whitemark Community Gym Special Committee


 Purpose: The purpose of the Committee is to support, assist and advise in the management and operation of the Whitemark Community Gym.

 Committee members: Deputy Mayor Cobham, Physical Health Worker and four Community Representatives.






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