Strategic Community Reference Group

Established in 2012, the City’s Strategic Community Reference Group provides advice to the Council on matters of significant community interest and strategic initiatives, as determined by Council.

The group consists of community representatives and Elected Members and meets up to three times a year. Subject matter experts are also invited to provide expert advice on specific topics.

Recent topics of discussion have included:

  • Opportunities to support local business
  • Fostering community leadership within the City
  • Community engagement and communication
  • Strategic community plan major review
  • Volunteer recognition
  • Review of the City’s Waste Management Plan
  • Review of the City’s Bike Plan
  • Review of the City’s Environment Plan
  • Review of the City’s Community Development Plan
  • Review of the City’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan.

Elected Member Representatives

RepresentativeDeputy Member
Mayor Hon Albert Jacob JP (Presiding Member)-
Cr John ChesterCr Christopher May (First Deputy Member)
Cr Russell PoliwkaCr John Raftis (Second Deputy Member)
Cr Suzanne ThompsonCr Philippa Taylor (Third Deputy Member)

Community Representatives

WardCommunity Representatives
North WardDanielle Griffiths
Susan Metcalfe
North Central WardSimon Walker
Nola Wolski
Central WardAstrid Lee
Fay Gilbert
South-West WardMeredith Blais
Brian Yearwood
South-East WardAllan Connolly
Teresa Gepp
South WardTiffany Tonkin
Liam O'Connor