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.
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:
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
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
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
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
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