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Nominations are being sought for the South Australian Public Health Council - Circular 48.1

To Chief Executive Officer
Elected Members
Environmental Health Staff
Policy and Strategic Planning Staff
Date 24 November 2017
Contact Lea Bacon
Response Required Yes Respond By 8 January 2018
Summary The Minister for Health has written to the LGA requesting nominations for a Local Government Member on the South Australian Public Health Council for a term not exceeding three (3) years and commencing in March 2018. Nominations must be forwarded to the LGA by COB 8 January 2018.

The South Australian Public Health Council (SAPHC) is established pursuant to the South Australian Public Health Act 2011. 

The role of the SAPHC is to:

(a)     assist and advise the Chief Public Health Officer in relation to:

i.    the protection and promotion of public health;

ii.    the development and maintenance of a system of strategic planning for public health at the local, regional and State-wide levels;

iii.   the development of health plans under this Act;

iv.   strategies to ensure that a sufficiently trained and skilled workforce is in place for the purposes of this Act;

v.   programs to promote public health research in the State;

vi.   the preparation of the biennial report under Division 2; and the setting of standards and qualifications for authorised officers; and

(b)     any other functions assigned to the South Australian Public Health Council (SAPHC) by this or any other Act or by the Minister or the Chief Public Health Officer.

Appointments to the SAPHC are for a period of up to three years commencing March 2018. SAPHC meets approximately four times per annum.  An appointed member is entitled to fees, allowances and expenses approved by the Governor. Further information on the SAPHC is available in the following document. SAPHC Terms of Reference.

The LGA is currently represented by Mr Gary Mavrinac of the Barossa Council, with Cr Susan Lonie of City of Holdfast Bay his deputy. Mr Mavrinac and Cr Lonie's terms on the South Australian Public Health Council expire on 11 March 2018, and are both eligible for re-appointment.

LGA nominations on outside bodies will, unless determined otherwise by the LGA Board or Executive Committee, be currently serving Council Members or Council Staff. To view the LGA Representatives on Outside Bodies Policy click here.

Nominations addressing the Selection Criteria provided in Part A - SA Public Health Council(15 kb) for the SAPHC must be forwarded to by a Council using the attached Part B - SA Public Health CounciL(668 kb)by COB Monday 8 January 2018 along with an up-to-date CV/resume.

The LGA Board will consider nominations received at its meeting on Thursday 25 January 2018.

For more information please contact Lea Bacon on 8224 2025 or

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