MANDURAH Coastcare Coordinating Advisory Group (MCCAG) will be dissolved and replaced with bi-monthly Volunteers Capacity Building Forums.
MCCAH was established in 1996 to advise the City of Mandurah on general coastal management issues.
But the need for formal advisory groups had been minimal in recent years and meetings had suffered from low attendance, creating frustration among members and council staff.
According to the council, there was a growing need to provide a less formal forum to enable the City to better engage and support environmental volunteers in a more positive and constructive manner.
The Volunteers Capacity Building Forum would be more inclusive of the City’s environmental volunteers and cater for volunteer groups that did not sit on formal advisory groups.
Cr RonWortley paid tribute to those involved in MCCAG at last night’s council meeting who had worked hard and struggled to get representation from some areas.
“These people gave done a fantastic job in protecting the coastline,’’ he said.