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Ipswich City Council is looking for members of the community to participate in our newly-formed Community Reference Groups. The purpose of council's Community Reference Groups is to establish a platform where community members provide information, advice and views to council decision-makers. This is your chance to have a voice!

Community Reference Groups

Council has five Community Reference Groups:

  • Economic Development
  • Resilient Communities
  • Growth Management
  • Environment
  • Transparent Governance

Council's Community Reference Groups aim to:

  • Provide a deliberative forum for members to discuss issues of community interest
  • Draw on local knowledge and enhance community voice in decision-making processes and outcomes
  • Build community understanding of council’s core business functions and specific projects or activities.

Information about Community Reference Groups

Council's Community Reference Groups are governed by the Guidelines for Community Reference Groups (PDF, 229.4 KB).
Each Community Reference Group has a Terms of Reference which sets out the purpose, scope and functioning of the group:

Terms of Reference - Economic Development Community Reference Group (PDF, 70.5 KB)
Terms of Reference - Resilient Communities Community Reference Group (PDF, 70.7 KB)
Terms of Reference - Growth Management Community Reference Group (PDF, 70.1 KB)
Terms of Reference - Environment Community Reference Group (PDF, 71.1 KB)
Terms of Reference - Transparent Governance Community Reference Group (PDF, 71.2 KB)

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest open on Thursday, 7 March and close at midday on Friday, 29 March. If you would like to work with us and be a member of a Community Reference Group, submit your Expression of Interest via the button below:

For more information contact council’s Senior Community Research and Engagement Officer on melanie.rippon@ipswich.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3810 6666.