Wollongong City Council is on the hunt for community members keen to promote a more active lifestyle.
Councillors Jill Merrin, Ann Martin and Bede Crasnich are looking for members for the new Active Transport Council Reference Group to help promote cycling and walking.
Cr Merrin said one of the group’s first jobs would be to reinvigorate Wollongong’s bike plan, which lapsed in 2011.
‘‘The group will help to make sure council continues to respond to the community’s wishes for more opportunities for active living, recreation, commuting and tourism,’’ she said.
Community members keen to be part of the group need to make an application which should include a concise outline of their relevant experience and understanding of issues confronting either pedestrians or cyclists and the planning of related facilities and infrastructure.
They must also briefly explain how their membership would benefit the group.
The group is expected to meet bi-monthly most likely from 6-7pm either on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening at the council’s Burelli Street offices.
Applications must be marked ‘‘Expression of Interest Active Transport Reference Group – Private and Confidential’’ and must reach the council by 5pm on Friday, October 26.