Community Advisory Councils

The Community Advisory Councils provide locally relevant perspectives on local needs and potential innovations that address health priorities. We are currently seeking applications, click here for details.

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

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

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

In Central Victoria, our Community Advisory Council members are:

  • Dianne Bowles, Mead
  • Emily Condon, Kyneton
  • Lucy Mayes, Kyneton
  • Nerida Dye, Leitchville/Echuca
  • Sharon Walsh, Elmore

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

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

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

  • Carmel Hicks, Lavington NSW
  • Jillian Craig, Thurgoona NSW
  • Karina Walker, Benalla


Page last updated 20 April 2022.