Heritage Advisory Committee


The Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) purpose is to provide information and advice to Council on current and emerging cultural heritage and historical related matters for the purpose of decision making.

The Committee shall have a role in considering strategic direction across Council and provide feedback in relation to Council’s cultural heritage projects and initiatives.

Role of the Committee is to:

  • Encourage public interest in, and understanding of, Townsville’s cultural heritage.
  • Promote and support projects and events relating to Townsville’s cultural heritage.
  • Provide advice to council with regard to the conservation of the cultural heritage of the Townsville region.
  • Encourage the appropriate management of places of cultural heritage significance.
  • Advise council on potential compliance issues concerning maintenance of local heritage buildings.
  • Provide suggestions in response to requests to name landmarks, infrastructure, and locales.

More information on the Heritage Advisory Committee can be found within the Terms of Reference.


The maximum voting membership of the Committee will be 16 persons, including the maximum two (2) Councillors one (1) being the Chairperson.

Membership of the Committee is voluntary, final appointment of Members is endorsed by Council.

In addition to the appointed voting Members, guest advisory members may be invited to join the Committee on a case-by-case basis based on their specialist knowledge/skills and topics being discussed within the Committee.

Due to the specific technical knowledge and community connections required to inform the conversations of the HAC, voting membership for the HAC has been undertaken by invitation.

How else can you be involved?

To encourage and support an inclusive approach to this committee, members of the committee and the general public have the opportunity to submit agenda items for consideration.

Submit an agenda item

Agenda item requests are to be submitted at least four weeks before the meeting for assessment and investigation by the HAC Advisory Committee Meeting Facilitator for addition to the HAC agenda. Items received after the agenda deadline will be assessed for the next advisory committee meeting.

Privacy collection statement

Townsville City Council collects and manages personal information in the course of performing its activities, functions and duties. We respect the privacy of the personal information held by us. The way in which Council manages personal information is governed by the Information Privacy Act 2009.

We are collecting your personal information in accordance with the Local Government Act 2009 so that we can assess your agenda submission for the relevant advisory committee and where necessary the Council can endorse your membership at an Ordinary Council meeting.

Generally, we will not disclose your personal information outside of Council unless we are required to do so by law, or unless you give your consent to this disclosure. By applying for membership of the committee you agree for Council to use your information for these purposes. For further information about how we manage your personal information please see our Information Privacy Policy.

2021 Meeting agendas and reports

Information on meeting agendas and reports will be shared through this webpage upon the commencement of HAC meetings.