Update on Sydenham Park Consultative Committee

Chair and community members appointed to the Sydenham Park Consultative Committee.

The Committee is being formed to share ideas and discuss the implementation of the Sydenham Park Master Plan, as well as help Council advocate for future investment and development of Sydenham Park.

Three community members appointed

Brimbank Council is pleased to announce the appointment of three community members for the Sydenham Park Consultative Committee, including Jessica Gerger, Megan O’Shea and Neil Hunichen.

This follows an extensive community engagement process through Council’s Your Say website that invited expressions of interest for membership to the Committee.

Independent Chair appointed

Council also appointed Dr David Jones as the Independent Chair of the Sydenham Park Consultative Committee.

David is a Professor at Monash University’s Monash Indigenous Studies Centre. He is a qualified urban and regional planning and landscape architect and his previous experience includes Head of School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design at The University of Adelaide and Professor of Planning & Landscape Architecture at Deakin University.

The criteria for this role included previous experience in design and/or park management, as well as demonstrated experience building strong relationships with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups.

Update on membership of the Consultative Committee

The following is a list of the community representatives and the stakeholder nominations received to date:

Stakeholder Group Representative
Independent Chair Dr David Jones
Community Representatives Jessica Gerger

Megan O’Shea

Neil Hunichen

Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation To be confirmed
Friends of Sydenham Park Gary Egan
Keilor Golf Club Joan Ellis
Sydenham and District Historical Society Richard Carthew

An inaugural meeting of the Sydenham Park Consultative Committee is scheduled for November 2023 at Sydenham Park where conversations can occur on Country.


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