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About CEC

About the CEC

The Cardinia Environment Coalition Inc (CEC) was formed in 1997 with the following purposes:

  • Act as an umbrella organisation for local, environment groups
  • Protect and enhance the natural environment of Cardinia Shire and district.
  • Make representations to Cardinia Shire and relevant authorities on environmental issues.
  • Be recipients of funding on environmental and Landcare matters.
  • Provide community education on environmental issues.
  • To establish and maintain a tax deductible public fund to be called the Biolinks Environment Fund for the specific purpose of supporting the environmental objects/purposes of Cardinia Environment Coalition.

The CEC represents over 25 local Landcare and Friends groups in the Casey, Cardinia and Baw Baw municipalities. The committee is made up of representatives from these groups. The following diagram demonstrates the 6 major port folio areas of the CEC:

CEC portfolio areas

Our Vision:

By 2020 our catchment is an area where people live ecologically sustainably, aware that they are connected to their environment which is protected and enhanced by their action.

Our Mission:

Leading significant positive environmental change through community based awareness and action.

Our Structure:

The CEC is managed by a volunteer committee of management, overseeing six portfolio areas.

Rules of association

The current rules that govern the activities of CEC are here for your reference.

CEC Rules of Association Sept 2013

Committee of Management Responsibilities

As well as meeting its obligations under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978, the committee is also bound by the laws that govern the wider community on matters such as employment, taxation, contracts, tenancy, licensing, and providing services.

The powers given under the Act enable the committee to:

  • manage and develop the reserve
  • undertake financial transactions, including borrowing money (with the Victorian Treasurer’s consent) and entering contracts
  • enter tenure arrangements, such as leasing and licensing, for part or all of the reserve, subject to Minister’s approval
  • employ people
  • enforce regulations.

Here is a brochure detailing the CEC cec-brochure-trifold

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