Committees and reference groups overview

To assist with its decision-making, Council is able to establish committees from time to time. Committees report to Council and are subject to the requirements of the Local Government Act 1995 and the City’s meeting procedures for meetings. The following committees have been formally established to assist Council in its decision making role:

Committee meetings are not open to members of the public and committee cannot make decisions that are binding on the Council; they make recommendations to Council only.

Council has also established a number of working groups or reference panels to involve and improve community participation in the City’s decision-making process. The following reference groups and panels have been created: