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Community Safety, Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee

The Knox Community Safety, Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee guides Knox City Council on community safety, health and wellbeing issues.

It's made up of community members, Council officers and current Councillors.

Committee objectives

The Community and Council Plan 2017-2020 leads all their actions and decisions.

The Committee advises on:

  • the strategic direction of various Council plans
  • policy and direction in line with social, economic natural and build environments for health
  • emerging health, safety and wellbeing priorities and evidence-based strategies
  • feedback and advice on local safety, health and wellbeing issues
  • Council’s advocacy program
  • partnership development
  • internal and external funding sources and opportunities
  • local and regional responses to community safety, health and wellbeing issues.

Committee member requirements

A diverse group of local volunteers make up the Committee.

Committee members have interest and knowledge of community safety, health and wellbeing.

The Committee must include:

  • 13 positions for Knox community safety, health and wellbeing organisation representatives
  • one representative from the Department of Health and Human Services
  • one representative from the Victoria Police
  • up to two Councillors appointed annually by Council.

Length of engagement

Committee members are elected for two years.

Councillor members

Council appoints at least two Councillors to take part in the Committee.

They offer support in a range of areas, including delegated authority and advocacy.

Current Committee Councillors

The current Councillors are:

  • Cr Grasso
  • Cr Laukens

Length of engagement

Councillor members are elected for one year.

Council officers

The Knox City Council CEO nominates officers to provide advice and support to the Committee.


Meetings take place bi-monthly. The Committee operates alongside a Terms of Reference.

The Committee will also take part in the six-monthly Group Meetings and the annual Advisory Committee Forum.

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Or call our Customer Services team on 9298 8000.

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