The State Council sets NPA’s strategic direction and policy, co-ordinates conservation responses, and helps strengthen our network of local branches and groups. It comprises activist members from diverse parts of the State, including:
- delegates elected by branches
- convenors of State Council committees
- members of the Executive
- additional appointed members.
The State Council is a great way to meet and network with fellow conservationists, whilst developing your skills in the environment sector.
Meetings are held 3 times per year on Saturdays at various locations across NSW. These are usually combined with a Sunday activity or inspection guided by local experts. Travel and accommodation expenses are reimbursed.
How to become a State Councillor
- Become a branch delegate. Contact your local branch committee.
- Become a committee convenor. NPA has specialist groups on landscape conservation, park management and field activities. Contact Brian Everingham for further information.
- Become an Executive member. This is an elected position. Nominations close at the end of each September.
- Become an appointed member. Additional members are sought with an interest or experience in particular conservation issues or geographical regions, such as:
– inland rivers
– marine conservation
– nature-based field activities
– Western Sydney / Blue Mountains
– South East / Kosciuszko region
– Central West / Far West regions
– Riverina Murray region.