Standing Committees

Standing Committees are currently closed to the public, pursuant to Section 277E of the Local Government Regulation 2012 due to health and safety reasons associated with COVID- 19.

The following Standing Committees were established at Council's post election meeting on 24 April, 2020. 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.

All meetings will be held in the Council Chambers, 103 Walker St, Townsville and are closed to the public, pursuant to Section 277E of the Local Government Regulation 2012 due to health and safety reasons associated with COVID- 19.

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

Terms of reference

This 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 to the committee's operations. The terms of reference also identifies 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.