Ipswich City Council is committed to meaningful engagement with the community on issues affecting the city and local issues that significantly impact the community. Public participation and engagement is the foundation of good decision-making and is mutually beneficial to the community and council. One of the ways council engages with the community is through its five Community Reference Groups, which are aligned with the five standing committees of council.

Objectives

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 core business functions and specific projects and activities.

Members and Reference Documents

All Community Reference Groups adhere to the guidelines set out by council:

Community Reference Groups

Economic Development Community Reference Group

Terms of Reference (PDF, 62.9 KB)

MembersAgendasMinutes
  • Peter Aylward
  • Phillip Bell
  • Paul Casos
  • David Cullen
  • Nikketah Cuneo
  • Linda Doonan
  • Adam French
  • Ashley Gillie
  • Christopher Hannah
  • Ashley Marshall
  • Mike McInnes
  • Richard Morrison
  • Nicholas Pender
  • Ben Rawlings
  • David Ritchie
  • Paul Travis
  • Begoña Trillo
  • Ruth Tyssen-Day
  • Moein Varaei
  • Kenneth Weaver

Resilient Communities Community Reference Group

Terms of Reference (PDF, 63.3 KB)

MembersAgendasMinutes
  • Graeme Ault
  • Bev Cooper
  • Anita Dwyer
  • Ben Hentschke^
  • Jon Janetzki
  • Timothy Jordan
  • Nigel Lavender
  • Louise Lebhers
  • Rowena McGregor
  • Larissa Melanie^
  • Nev Paulsen
  • Rebekah Pick
  • Eric Rushton
  • Shay Ryan
  • Reena Sharma
  • Larry Stumer
  • Carina Tretow-Loof
  • Ruma Wagley
  • Belinda Walker
  • Michelle Williams

^ Resigned from Resilient Communities Community Reference Group

Growth Management Community Reference Group

Terms of Reference (PDF, 62.6 KB)

MembersAgendasMinutes
  • Rebecca Andlèmac
  • Shirley Baker
  • Shelley Elshaw
  • Craig Harte
  • Cheryl Hasted
  • George Hatchman
  • Olaf  Heeremans
  • Kathryn Just
  • Bruce Leslie
  • Susan McMahon^
  • Ursula Monsiegneur
  • Grace Muriuki
  • Kirsty O'Brien
  • James Pinnell^
  • Deborah Pye
  • Douglas Russell
  • Nicole Sherlock
  • Visha Uchronska
  • Judith Vink

^ Resigned from Growth Management Community Reference Group

Environment Community Reference Group

Terms of Reference (PDF, 63.4 KB)

MembersAgendasMinutes
  • Sonia Brown
  • Ian Dainer
  • Billy Diehm
  • Jim Dodrill
  • Amber Dupouy
  • Angus Evans
  • Bob Hampson
  • Esther James
  • Pam Lenton
  • Alex Mair
  • Luise Manning
  • Joseph McLeod
  • Robert Otjen
  • Stephen Phillips
  • James Prentice
  • Peter Surgeoner
  • Paul Sutton
  • David Trezise
  • Conny Turni

Transparent Governance Community Reference Group

Terms of Reference (PDF, 63.3 KB)

MembersAgendasMinutes
  • Susan Dunne
  • Megan Buxton
  • Jade Connor
  • Martin Corkery
  • Kate den Otter
  • James Fazl
  • Fuad Paul Forghani
  • John Fraser
  • Robert Gould
  • David Harris
  • Marie Kavanagh
  • Warren Keel
  • Cecil Maddox
  • Steve Mallet
  • Trevor Reynolds
  • Adrianne Robinson
  • Christine Ryan
  • Geoffrey Yarham
  • Mira Yates