Community Advisory Councils

The Community Advisory Councils provide locally relevant perspectives on local needs and potential innovations that address health priorities.

Specifically, our community councils:

  • provide a community perspective to the Murray PHN Board to ensure that decisions, investments, and innovations are patient centred, cost effective, locally relevant, and aligned to local care experiences and expectations
  • provide strategic advice and make recommendations from a community and consumer perspective to support Murray PHN to plan and deliver health services that supports quality care
  • reinforce and support mechanisms that support joined up planning across a service system, inclusive of community perspective and insight
  • identify additional opportunities for Murray PHN to meet its strategic priorities in the respective region.

Through individual and group conversations, Community Council members collect and provide the view of local voices. Below are summaries of what we've heard:

Anyone can get involved and have their say on the health needs and opportunities in their town, by joining our online group of Health Voices - click here to learn more

The Community Advisory Councils will next meet throughout March and September 2020. An annual all councils forum will be held in April 2020.

In the North West, our Community Advisory Council members are:

  • Wendy Buteux, Birchip/Swan Hill
  • Lois O’Callaghan, Ouyen/Mildura West
  • Jack Forbes, Mildura West
  • Heather Macklin, Colignan
  • Allison McTaggart, Mildura
  • Leo Tellefson, Donald
  • Jack Dang, Robinvale

In Central Victoria, our Community Advisory Council members are:

  • Oscar Aertssen, Koondrook/Kerang
  • Sharon Walsh, Elmore
  • Dianne Bowles, Mead
  • Emily Condon, Kyneton
  • Nerida Dye, Leitchville/Echuca
  • Lucy Mayes, Kyneton
  • Greg Currie, Boort

In the Goulburn Valley, our Community Advisory Council members are:

  • Kim Fitzgerald, Youanmite
  • Jemma Hansen, Katunga
  • Dr Menon Parameswaran, Shepparton
  • Jamie Porter, Seymour, and
  • Kate Wright, Cobram
  • Jane Garrett, Euroa

In the North East, our Community Advisory Council members are:

  • Jillian Craig, Thurgoona NSW
  • Carmel Hicks, Lavington NSW
  • Kym Loechel, Wangaratta, and
  • Karina Walker, Benalla
  • Valissa Clarke, Benalla

Page last updated 15 July 2020.