Governance and Strategy

The WAGA Committees

WAGA is led by its Executive Committee, comprising a senior staff member from each council, from whom a Chairperson is elected. The committee meets bimonthly to approve and lead WAGA’s strategic direction, annual plan and budget, ensure appropriate governance is maintained and facilitate political support.

The Operational Committee, comprising staff from member councils’ Environment and Sustainability departments, is responsible for developing and implementing projects and activities that align with the strategic direction approved by the Executive Committee. One of the Operational Committee’s most important roles is information-sharing and capacity-building for staff around their corporate climate change programs.

Working groups, reporting to the Operational Committee and accountable to the Executive Committee, are also established to implement WAGA’s projects and activities. For collaborative projects, these groups include representatives from project partners; they also often include staff from other relevant council departments.

The Coordinator

The Coordinator administers WAGA’s day-to-day operations, facilitating its organisational and committee functions and knowledge-sharing within WAGA, and managing projects, advocacy and stakeholder engagement.

The Climate Adaptation Project Officer

The Project Officer assists WAGA to implement its Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and runs ‘How Well Are We Adapting?’, a project to develop a monitoring, evaluation and reporting strategy on adaptation performance by the WAGA councils.

Host council

A host council is appointed to provide facilities, support and day-to-day direction for the Coordinator and the Project Officer. The current host council is Brimbank City Council, which has been appointed until July 2018.

Strategic Plan 2015-2020

WAGA’s Strategic Plan complements and supports the WAGA councils’ municipal work. The plan can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

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WAGA’s Strategic Plan 2015 - 2020 (304 downloads)