Standing Committees

The Standing Committees enable complex or strategic issues to be discussed at length without the time constraints normally imposed at an Ordinary Meeting of Council. They allow our Councillors to specialise in particular functions of Council and can utilise the particular knowledge and skills they may bring to Council.

Committees conduct much of the investigative and detailed work leading towards a recommendation to Council to enable an informed decision to be made.

Agendas for the Standing Committees below are available to view on our Meeting Schedules, Agendas and Minutes page.

Terms of reference

Define the scope of the committee detailing the committee's authority, composition and objectives, providing the framework to the committee's operations. The terms of reference also identify the duties and responsibilities of members and the chair, the term of membership, requirements for a quorum, reporting requirements of the committee and matters concerning conflicts of interest.

Standing Committee schedule

The Standing Committee meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of the month February to November 2021.

The order of Standing Committee meetings will be as follows:

  1. Planning and Development Committee
  2. Community and Cultural Development Committee
  3. Community Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability Committee
  4. Infrastructure Services Committee
  5. Townsville Water and Waste Committee
  6. Business Services and Finance Committee

The Planning and Development Committee will begin at 9am with each committee commencing 15 minutes after the former committee concludes.