Heritage Advisory Committee

2020 Advisory Committee Forum

As the term comes to an end, Council would like to acknowledge and show appreciation for the work, support, collaboration and advice provided by the Advisory Committee Members.

18 February 2020
9am - 12noon 
C2 at the Civic Theatre

2020 Advisory Committee Forum Invitation (PDF)

This forum will bring all Advisory Committees together to share some successes and achievements and provide an opportunity for committee members to network together.

Please submit the RSVP form by 10 February to reserve your place and advise of any special dietary requirements.


The Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC), and associated Museum and Historical working group will bring together organisations, both public and non-governmental, with the skills, knowledge and expertise in the field of history of the Townsville Local Government Authority and good heritage conservation practice generally. The Townsville City Council HAC serves as a means of providing community engagement, feedback, and project development to council, in-keeping with the goals of the Townsville City Council Corporate Plan and Operational Plan regarding heritage matters.

The key objectives of the committee are 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.

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference describes the purpose and structure of the committee. It defines the scope of the committee detailing the committee's authority, composition and objectives, providing the framework for the committee's operations. The terms of reference also identifies the duties and responsibilities of members and the chair, the terms of membership, roles and responsibilities, conflict of interest, meeting information and conduct requirements.

Terms of reference (PDF, 46.3BKB)


Membership of the Committee consists of the following representation:

Cr Kurt Rehbein (ex officio)

One additional elected representative of council

One representative from each of the following organisations:

  • National Trust of Queensland (Townsville Branch)
  • James Cook University Australia
  • Australian Institute of Architects
  • Queensland Department of Environment and Science
  • Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

In addition, up to five Individual Members may serve on the Heritage Advisory Committee.

Additional advisory members may be invited to join the Committee on a case by case basis based on their specialist knowledge/skills. Opportunities for membership do come up, if you are interested in finding out more about becoming a member please contact enquiries@townsville.qld.gov.au.

Submit an agenda item

Agenda item requests are to be submitted at least 14 days (2 weeks) before the meeting for assessment and investigation by the HAC Meeting Facilitator for addition to the HAC agenda. Items received after the agenda deadline will be assessed for the next advisory committee meeting.

Agenda items can be submitted online.

2019 Meeting agendas and reports

Meeting DateAgendaReports
Wednesday 27 February 2019Agenda -  February
(PDF, 231.5 KB)
Report - February
(PDF, 156.2 KB)
Wednesday 5 June 2019 Agenda -  June
(PDF, 230.6 KB)
Report - June
(PDF, 237.6 KB)

Archive - Meeting agendas and reports