Committee Meetings

Mayor and Councillors

Committee

Responsibilities

City Services

Matters relating to the operational and capital works programs, parks, streetscapes, the environment, traffic and parking, health, heritage and waste management. 

Community Engagement

Matters relating to events, communication and engagement, healthy and active lifestyle initiatives, accessibility, community services, the arts and our history.

Development

Development and sub-division applications and all matters relating to Planning Policies and Instruments.

Finance and Performance

Matters relating to performance of Council including the review of financial and audit reports as well as integrated planning and reporting.

Policies and Priorities

Matters relating to integrated planning and reporting, corporate governance, advocacy, civic recognition, legislative compliance, grants and elections

A Local Traffic Committee has also been established with the Roads and Maritime Services to deal with traffic matters on local roads.

To provide a framework for conducting its meetings, Council has adopted a Code of Conduct and a Code of Meeting Practice. This framework has been implemented to ensure all meetings are:

  • consistent, orderly and efficient
  • fair and respectful for all meeting participants
  • conducted with transparency.

Keeping up to date with what is happening at Committee Meetings

There are two ways to keep up to date with what is happening at Committee meetings. You can

Occasionally, if an agenda item is commercially or legally sensitive or there is concern about privacy, Council will hold a closed session for the duration of that agenda item. 

Addressing Committee Meetings

Members of the community are invited to speak directly to Councillors during Committee Meetings. Individuals with a direct interest on the outcome of a matter listed on the Agenda of a Committee Meeting may register to address the Committee. Addresses are generally limited to a maximum of 5 minutes. Where more than one person wishes to address the Committee, the Chairperson may limit the number of addresses to two in favour and two against.

To register to address a Committee Meeting, please call 02 9366 3666 on the day of the meeting and be present at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the meeting.