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. All standing committee meetings will be held in the Council Chambers, Administration Building and will be live-streamed (refer to the committee timetable for upcoming committee meetings).

Standing Committee Meetings

Growth Infrastructure and Waste Committee

Members About the Committee
  • Mayor Teresa Harding (Chairperson)
  • Councillor Paul Tully (Deputy Chairperson
  • Councillor Sheila Ireland
  • Councillor Jacob Madsen
  • Councillor Nicole Jonic
  • Councillor Marnie Doyle (Deputy Mayor)
  • 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 for the responsibility areas listed below.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Policy formulation and review as it relates to matters below.
  • Building, Engineering and Development Approvals;
  • Strategic Planning;
  • Place making and social planning
  • Health and Local Laws Licensing and Approvals;
  • Regulatory Matters;
  • Parking operations and Animal Management;
  • Heritage and Cemeteries;
  • Emerging and urgent operational matters;
  • Providing adequate infrastructure to support growth;
  • Providing a safe, reliable and sustainable transport system;
  • Deliver Council’s Capital Works Program, managing projects through their entire lifecycle (from identification concept design, detailed design, construction and handover);
  • Management of the traffic signals network and associated systems, ITS technologies e.g. Connected Intelligent Traffic System (C-ITS);
  • Providing of efficient, reliable and sustainable waste management and recycling services
  • Managing waste as a resource within a circular economy framework; and
  • Provision of transport infrastructure to align with iGO the City of Ipswich Transport Plan.

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)
  • Councillor Russell Milligan (Deputy Chairperson)
  • Mayor Teresa Harding
  • Councillor Nicole Jonic
  • Councillor Marnie Doyle (Deputy Mayor)
  • 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 for the responsibility areas listed below as well as dealing with issues 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:

Responsibilities:

  • Policy formulation and review as it relates to matters below.
  • Provide sound and sustainable financial management and budgeting;
  • Provide integrated corporate planning and reporting;
  • Provide good governance and leadership; and
  • Provide effective governance for comprehensive and meaningful community engagement.

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

The Community, Culture, Arts and Sport Committee has been established to provide strategic direction on the community’s priorities outlined in the responsibility areas listed below 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:

Responsibilities:

  • Policy formulation and review as it relates to matters below.
  • Community development and capacity building;
  • Arts and cultural development and capacity building;
  • Sport and recreational development and capacity building;
  • Customer service and customer experience;
  • Libraries and integrated council services;
  • Ipswich Art Gallery, Civic Centre and other facilities;
  • Community Centres and other facilities; and
    *Sport and recreational facilities, arrangements and partnerships.

Economic and Industry Development Committee

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

The Economic and Industry Development Committee has been established to provide direction on the responsibilities as outlined below as well as 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:

Responsibilities:

  • Local business growth
  • Adapting to economic, industry and workforce disruption
  • Key industry development
  • Tourism and events
  • Advocacy and promotion

Environment and Sustainability Committee

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

The Environment and Sustainability Committee has been established to provide direction on the community’s priorities as outlined below 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:

Responsibilities:

  • Policy formulation and review as it relates to matters below.
  • Conserve important areas of native habitat and vegetation ;
  • Implement Ipswich Enviroplan;
  • Develop conservation partnerships with key community and government stakeholders;
  • Protect waterways, wetlands and floodplains;
  • Enhance urban greening;
  • Use resources efficiently and sustainably, including waste reduction, re-use and recycling;
  • Improve environmental awareness and education;
  • Cultural Heritage and Native Title values are recognized and managed in accordance with legislation;
  • Planning of the open space network; and
    *Management, maintenance and operations services/activities to the whole of Council asset base.

Ipswich Central Redevelopment Committee

Members About the Committee
  • Councillor Marnie Doyle (Chairperson) and Deputy Mayor
  • 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Management of the Ipswich Central Redevelopment Project;
  • Oversee and guide the activities for the Ipswich Central retail and commercial assets and the precinct’s future activation;
  • Ensure appropriate reporting and reviews are in place to provide confidence and transparency in the project’s delivery and future operational success; and
  • Identify any strategic program risks.