The 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 towards a recommendation to Council to enable an informed decision to be made.

All meetings will be held in the Council Chambers, Administration Building and are open to the public. View Committee Timetable for upcoming committee meetings.

Standing Committees

Economic Development Committee

This Committee deals with issues across the range of economic development related issues such as employment, business, tourism, education etc., relevant to the residents and business of Ipswich. Recommendations to council will be based on informed decision making and a strong understanding of the current and future needs of the diverse communities of Ipswich.

Advance Ipswich Theme - Strengthening our local economy and building prosperity (refer page 42)

The Economic Development Committee makes recommendations for consideration of the full council at its Ordinary meeting. The Economic Development Committee has no delegated authority.The main functions of the Committee are to:

  • Provide a forum to enable complex or strategic issues to be discussed at length;
  • Receive and consider officer's reports in order to provide a recommended course of action to council to determine matters outlined in the roles and responsibilities of the Committee.

Chairperson: Greg Chemello (Interim Administrator)Members: Greg Chemello (Interim Administrator)

Terms of Reference (Economic Development Committee)   (PDF, 153.3 KB)

Environment Committee

This Committee deals with issues across the range of sport and community services, management of parks, open spaces, council’s sporting venues, disaster management, maintenance of Council assets.

Advance Ipswich Theme - Caring for the Environment (refer page 50)

The Environment Committee makes recommendations for consideration of the full council at its Ordinary meeting. The Environment Committee has no delegated authority.

The main functions of the Committee are to:

  • Provide a forum to enable complex or strategic issues to be discussed at length;
  • Receive and consider officer's reports in order to provide a recommended course of action to council to determine matters outlined in the roles and  responsibilities of the Committee.

Terms of Reference (Environment Committee)   (PDF, 153.3 KB)

Chairperson: Greg Chemello (Interim Administrator)

Members: Greg Chemello (Interim Administrator)

Growth and Infrastructure Committee

This Committee deals with issues across the range of Growth and Infrastructure related issues such as transport planning, infrastructure management including construction of new assets and maintenance of current assets, housing, developers, conservation of places of heritage significance etc. Recommendations to council will be based on informed decision making and a strong understanding of the current and future needs of the diverse communities of Ipswich.

Advance Ipswich Theme - Managing growth and delivery key infrastructure (refer page 45)

The Growth and Infrastructure Committee makes recommendations for consideration of the full council at its Ordinary meeting. The Growth and Infrastructure Committee has no delegated authority.The main functions of the Committee are to:

  • Provide a forum to enable complex or strategic issues to be discussed at length;
  • Receive and consider officer's reports in order to provide a recommended course of action to council to deter-mine matters outlined in the roles and responsibilities of the Committee.

Terms of Reference (Growth and Infrastructure Committee) (PDF, 156.4 KB)

Chairperson: Greg Chemello (Interim Administrator)

Members: Greg Chemello (Interim Administrator)

Communities Committee

This Committee deals with issues across the range of community services, safety, community engagement, library services, cultural services, venues and community facilities and customer service matters. Recommendations to council will be based on informed decision making and a strong understanding of the current and future needs of the diverse communities of Ipswich.

Advance Ipswich Theme - Caring for the Community (refer page 47)

The Communities Committee makes recommendations for consideration of the full council atits Ordinary meeting. The Communities Committee has no delegated authority.The main functions of the Committee are to:

  • Provide a forum to enable complex or strategic issues to be discussed at length;
  • Receive and consider officer's reports in order to provide a recommended course of action to council to deter-mine matters outlined in the roles and responsibilities of the Committee.

Terms of Reference (Communities Committee) (PDF, 153.3 KB)

Chairperson: Greg Chemello (Interim Administrator)

Members: Greg Chemello (Interim Administrator)

Governance Committee

This Committee deals with a range of internal council services, such as budget development,long term financial planning, corporate risk, committee services, Councillor support,property services and customer service, and Information and Communication.Recommendations to council will be based on informed decision making and a strong understanding of the current and future needs of the diverse communities of Ipswich.

Advance Ipswich Theme - Listening, Leading and Finance Management (refer page 52)

The Governance Committee makes recommendations for consideration of the full council at its Ordinary meeting. The Governance Committee has no delegated authority. (The main functions of the Committee are to:

  • Provide a forum to enable complex or strategic issues to be discussed at length;
  • Receive and consider officer's reports in order to provide a recommended course of action to council to deter-mine matters outlined in the roles and responsibilities of the Committee.

Terms of Reference (Governance Committee)   (PDF, 153.5 KB)

Chairperson: Greg Chemello (Interim Administrator)

Members: Greg Chemello (Interim Administrator)

Interim Management Committee

Previous Standing Committee Agendas

Economic Development Committee

12 March 2019

19 February 2019

22 Janaury 2019

27 November 2018

7 Novemer 2018

Environment Committee

12 March 2019

19 February 2019

22 January 2019

27 November 2018

7 November 2018

Growth and Infrastructure Committee

12 March 2019

19 February 2019

22 January 2019

27 November 2018

7 November 2018

Communities Committee

12 March 2019

19 February 2019

22 January 2019

27 November 2018

7 November 2018

Governance Committee

12 March 2019

19 February 2019

22 Janaury 2019

27 November 2018

7 November 2018

Infrastructure and Emergency Management (IEM)

9 October 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 328.6 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 28.3 MB)

11 September 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 330.2 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 7.8 MB)

13 August 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 77.2 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.4 MB)

16 July 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 324.4 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 3.1 MB)

18 June 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 318.9 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.6 MB)

21 May 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 71.4 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 17.6 MB)

16 April 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 317.3 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 4.9 MB)

19 March 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 317.8 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 802.3 KB)

19 February 2018
List of Agenda Items   (PDF, 348.8 KB)
Committee Agenda   (PDF, 4.2 MB)

22 January 2018
List of Agenda Items - IEM (PDF, 323.7 KB)
Committee Agenda   (PDF, 2.0 MB)

27 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - IEM (PDF, 332.2 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.7 MB)

8 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - IEM (PDF, 72.8 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 11.3 MB)

9 October 2017
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.2 MB)


Works, Parks and Sport (WPS)

9 October 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 104.5 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.5 MB)

11 September 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 456.2 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 3.9 MB)

13 August 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 105.3 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 2.5 MB)

16 July 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 447.0 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 17.5 MB)

18 June 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 451.6 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 2.9 MB)

21 May 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 104.6 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 12.0 MB)

16 April 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 446.1 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.5 MB)

19 March 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 451.1 KB)
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19 February 2018
List of Agenda Items   (PDF, 447.7 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 2.4 MB)

22 January 2018
List of Agenda Items - WPS (PDF, 448.6 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.0 MB)

27 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - WPS   (PDF, 445.2 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.6 MB)

8 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - WPS (PDF, 105.6 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 4.4 MB)

9 October 2017
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.4 MB)


Conservation and Environment (CE)

9 October 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 95.1 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 150.0 KB)

11 September 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 97.9 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.0 MB)

13 August 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 103.0 KB)
Committee Agenda - Part 1 (PDF, 8.9 MB)
Committee Agenda - Part 2   (PDF, 8.6 MB)

16 July 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 452.7 KB)
Committee Agenda - Part 1 (PDF, 9.9 MB)
Committee Agenda - Part 2 (PDF, 9.9 MB)
Committee Agenda - Part 3 (PDF, 9.9 MB)
Committee Agenda - Part 4 (PDF, 9.8 MB)

18 June 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 449.1 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 18.5 MB)

21 May 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 100.5 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 10.2 MB)

16 April 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 435.0 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 6.1 MB)

19 March 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 446.5 KB)
Committee Agenda - Part 1 (PDF, 17.8 MB)
Committee Agenda - Part 2 (PDF, 21.7 MB)

19 February 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 440.0 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.9 MB)

22 January 2018
List of Agenda Items - CE (PDF, 446.9 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 6.3 MB)

27 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - CE (PDF, 432.7 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 551.7 KB)

8 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - CE (PDF, 102.9 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 2.0 MB)

9 October 2017
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.3 MB)


Libraries and Tourism (LT)

9 October 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 102.1 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.4 MB)

11 September 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 426.8 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 73.5 KB)

13 August 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 101.5 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 7.1 MB)

16 July 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 433.9 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.2 MB)

18 June 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 436.7 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 9.5 MB)

21 May 2018
List of Agenda Items   (PDF, 97.1 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 4.2 MB)

16 April 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 433.7 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.1 MB)

19 March 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 442.4 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 4.1 MB)

19 February 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 440.7 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 2.6 MB)

22 January 2018
List of Agenda Items - LT (PDF, 436.3 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.0 MB)

27 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - LT (PDF, 421.4 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 122.2 KB)

8 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - LT (PDF, 96.2 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 884.5 KB)

9 October 2017
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.1 MB)


Arts and Community Development (ACD)

9 October 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 99.1 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 937.9 KB)

11 September 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 446.5 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 2.6 MB)

13 August 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 101.5 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 3.8 MB)

16 July 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 469.8 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 233.0 KB)

18 June 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 436.1 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 471.3 KB)

21 May 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 97.0 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 5.1 MB)

16 April 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 458.6 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 849.3 KB)

19 March 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 441.8 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 2.0 MB)

19 February 2018
List of Agenda Items   (PDF, 440.3 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 381.2 KB)

22 January 2018
List of Agenda Items - ACD (PDF, 447.9 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 636.9 KB)

27 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - ACD (PDF, 445.7 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 6.4 MB)

8 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - ACD (PDF, 102.2 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 955.5 KB)

9 October 2017
Committee Agenda (PDF, 300.6 KB)


Health, Security and Community Safety (HSCS)

9 October 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 99.4 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 5.7 MB)

11 September 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 433.1 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.3 MB)

14 August 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 73.0 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 8.3 MB)

17 July 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 319.4 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 4.7 MB)

19 June 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 323.6 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 9.2 MB)

22 May 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 72.2 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 2.5 MB)

17 April 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 458.6 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 2.2 MB)

20 March 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 327.5 KB)
HSCS Committee Agenda (PDF, 6.0 MB)

20 February 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 318.4 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 997.9 KB)

23 January 2018
List of Agenda Items - HSCS (PDF, 359.3 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 6.5 MB)

28 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - HSCS (PDF, 337.7 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 4.9 MB)

9 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - HSCS (PDF, 74.8 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.2 MB)

10 October 2017
Committee Agenda (PDF, 4.7 MB)


Planning, Development and Heritage (PDH)

9 October 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 99.4 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 4.8 MB)

11 September 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 103.9 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 2.3 MB)

14 August 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 102.3 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 8.0 MB)

17 July 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 445.9 KB)
Committee Agenda   (PDF, 2.3 MB)

19 June 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 444.0 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 20.1 MB)

22 May 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 102.9 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 7.7 MB)

17 April 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 445.3 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 22.9 MB)

20 March 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 446.9 KB)
Committee Agenda - Part 1 (PDF, 21.3 MB)
Committee Agenda - Part 2 (PDF, 26.6 MB)
Committee Agenda - Part 3 (PDF, 16.6 MB)

20 February 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 432.6 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 322.2 KB)

23 January 2018
List of Agenda Items - PDH   (PDF, 456.8 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 26.1 MB)

28 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - PDH (PDF, 433.7 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.5 MB)

9 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - PDH (PDF, 97.0 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 2.1 MB)

10 October 2017
Committee Agenda (PDF, 342.2 KB)


Economic Development and Digital City (EDDC)

9 October 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 105.8 KB)
Committee Agenda   (PDF, 737.9 KB)

11 September 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 429.5 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 75.1 KB)

14 August 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 97.8 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 406.9 KB)

17 July 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 103.4 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 15.1 MB)

19 June 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 441.6 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 8.2 MB)

22 May 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 101.0 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 9.9 MB)

17 April 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 444.7 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.2 MB)

20 March 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 457.0 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 2.9 MB)

20 February 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 448.3 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 2.7 MB)

23 January 2018
List of Agenda Items - EDDC (PDF, 443.1 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 755.7 KB)

28 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - EDDC (PDF, 437.2 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 377.2 KB)

9 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - EDDC (PDF, 109.4 KB)
Committee Agenda   (PDF, 450.1 KB)

10 October 2017
Committee Agenda (PDF, 2.2 MB)


City Management, Finance and Community Engagement (CMFCE)

9 October 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 108.3 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 17.7 MB)

11 September 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 456.3 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 14.1 MB)

14 August 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 105.9 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 5.3 MB)

17 July 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 465.1 KB)
Committee Agenda - Part 1 (PDF, 9.8 MB)
Committee Agenda - Part 2 (PDF, 2.1 MB)

19 June 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 454.2 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 19.0 MB)

12 June 2018 - Special City Management, Finance and Community Engagement
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 101.0 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 133.3 KB)

22 May 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 116.9 KB)
Committee Agenda - Part 1 (PDF, 28.6 MB)
Committee Agenda - Part 2 (PDF, 28.2 MB)
Committee Agenda - Part 3 (PDF, 9.1 MB)

17 April 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 453.8 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 8.5 MB)

20 March 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 456.1 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 24.3 MB)

20 February 2018
List of Agenda Items (PDF, 458.4 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 10.1 MB)

23 January 2018
List of Agenda Items - CMFCE (PDF, 463.9 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 13.7 MB)

28 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - CMFCEC   (PDF, 454.8 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 3.4 MB)

9 November 2017
List of Agenda Items - CMFCEC (PDF, 111.1 KB)
Committee Agenda (PDF, 10.8 MB)

10 October 2017
Committee Agenda (PDF, 1.7 MB)