Council holds a number of different meetings including ordinary, special and committee meetings.

Ordinary Council Meetings are held once a month on a Thursday with committee meetings held prior also on Thursday as per the adopted schedule.

2022 Council Meeting Schedule (PDF, 58.8 KB)

Members of the public are welcome to attend council ordinary and standing committee meetings which are held in Council Chambers, 1 Nicholas Street, Ipswich. These meetings are also live streamed on the council YouTube channel.

Agendas and minutes

Meeting Agendas and Meeting Minutes for all Council and Committee meetings are published in accordance with the Local Government Regulation 2012.

Public Participation

As part of Council’s ongoing commitment to transparency and community engagement, public participation is available at each Ordinary meeting of Council. This is to allow members of the community to raise issues relating to council’s strategies and policies and matters that are currently on the agenda of the council meeting.

Public Participation at Ordinary Council Meetings (PDF, 275.6 KB)

Standing Committee Meetings

Standing committees enable issues to be discussed at length without the time constraints normally imposed at an ordinary meeting of council. Committees conduct much of the investigative and detailed work leading to recommendations to enable informed decisions to be made.

Growth Infrastructure and Waste Committee

Members About the Committee
  • Mayor Teresa Harding (Chairperson)
  • Councillor Paul Tully (Deputy Chairperson)
  • Councillor Sheila Ireland
  • Councillor Jacob Madsen (Chairperson and Deputy Mayor)
  • Councillor Nicole Jonic
  • Councillor Marnie Doyle
  • Councillor Andrew Fechner
  • Councillor Kate Kunzelmann
  • Councillor Russell Milligan

The Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee has been established as a separate Committee to allow Councillors to focus on the delivery of programs from primarily the Departments of Planning and Regulatory Services and Infrastructure and Environment.

Council has resolved that in accordance with the Local Government Act 2009, the Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee has the delegated authority to resolve matters as if it were a full meeting of the Council.

The Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee is required at each meeting to confirm the minutes of the previous meeting. To ensure transparency in decision making, the committee will provide a copy of the unconfirmed minutes to the following ordinary Council meeting for receiving and noting.

Governance and Transparency Committee

Members About the Committee
  • Councillor Jacob Madsen (Chairperson and Deputy Mayor)
  • Councillor Russell Milligan (Deputy Chairperson)
  • Mayor Teresa Harding
  • Councillor Nicole Jonic
  • Councillor Marnie Doyle
  • Councillor Kate Kunzelmann

The Governance and Transparency Committee has been established to demonstrate the ongoing commitment to a council that operates in a manner that is consistent with the principles of good governance and allow Councillors to be fully apprised of matters across Council’s internal council services, such as budget development, long term financial planning, corporate risk, council meetings, executive support, property services and information, communication and technology.

Community, Culture, Arts and Sport Committee

Members About the Committee
  • Councillor Andrew Fechner (Chairperson)
  • Councillor Kate Kunzelmann (Deputy Chairperson)
  • Mayor Teresa Harding
  • Councillor Nicole Jonic
  • Councillor Jacob Madsen (Deputy Chairperson and Deputy Mayor)

The Community, Culture, Arts and Sport Committee has been established to provide strategic direction on the community’s as well as deal with issues across Council’s range of outward facing services. Its purpose includes community safety and the delivery of a broad range of learning, support and recreation programming.

Economic and Industry Development Committee

Members About the Committee
  • Councillor Nicole Jonic (Chairperson)
  • Councillor Jacob Madsen (Deputy Chairperson and Deputy Mayor)
  • Mayor Teresa Harding
  • Councillor Andrew Fechner
  • Councillor Kate Kunzelmann

The Economic and Industry Development Committee has been established to provide direction on dealing with Council’s range of economic and workforce development matters such as employment, local business growth, investment attraction, industry coordination and major project advocacy across priority sectors of the region.

Environment and Sustainability Committee

Members About the Committee
  • Councillor Russell Milligan (Chairperson)
  • Councillor Andrew Fechner (Deputy Chairperson)
  • Mayor Teresa Harding
  • Councillor Jacob Madsen (Deputy Mayor)
  • Councillor Kate Kunzelmann

The Environment and Sustainability Committee has been established to provide direction on the community’s priorities as well as dealing with the management of natural areas, open spaces, waterways and floodplains, disaster management, maintenance of parks and open spaces as well as assets including the management and maintenance of Council’s vehicle fleet including car, trucks and machinery.

Ipswich Central Redevelopment Committee

Members About the Committee
  • Councillor Marnie Doyle (Chairperson)
  • Councillor Nicole Jonic (Deputy Chairperson)
  • Mayor Teresa Harding
  • Councillor Kate Kunzelmann Councillor Russell Milligan

The Ipswich Central Redevelopment Committee enables Council to provide an appropriate and effective governance structure to oversee and manage the Ipswich Central Redevelopment Project within the constraints of the budget approved by whole of Council. It provides the governance structure and strategic direction for the planning and delivery of the Ipswich Central Redevelopment Project ensuring that the strategic objectives of Council are delivered.

Live Stream of Council Meetings

Ordinary and special meetings of Ipswich City Council are live streamed to provide the Ipswich community with access to the council decision-making process. Live streaming allows you to view council meetings via the Internet in real time without the need to physically attend council meetings. This encourages openness and transparency and eliminates geographic barriers preventing the public from attending meetings. Access our live stream and view past meeting sessions below. View details of future meetings to be live streamed on our council meeting timetables webpage.

Council Meeting Stream