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The Water and Waste Committee is responsible for matters relating to water operations, water infrastructure asset management, water strategy and coordination, water project services and waste management. All Councillors are members of the committee.
The Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month immediately following the Planning and Development Committee meeting, in Council Chambers, First Floor, City Hall, 541 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba.
Committee meetings are open to the public.
The notice of meeting, table of contents and agenda items (excluding confidential items) are available on this website on the Friday evening prior to the Meeting.
To access committee meeting reports past the year supplied below, please contact us.
The meeting schedule can be found in our 'Council meeting structure & meeting schedule' article.
Councillor R.L. Vonhoff (Chair)
Councillor N.M. Sommerfield (Portfolio Leader)His Worship the Mayor, Councillor R.P. Antonio Councillor W.W. CahillCouncillor G.C. McDonaldCouncillor T.P. McMahonCouncillor M. O’Hara SullivanCouncillor J.J. O’SheaCouncillor K.G. ShineCouncillor C.E. TaylorCouncillor M.M. Taylor
ScopeThe Water and Waste Committee will be a standing committee of Council and these terms of reference will provide guidance for the matters that are to be referred to and considered by the Committee.AimTo consider matters relating to the water and waste operations of Council and make recommendations to Council on an ongoing basis.
RoleThe Committee's role is to provide ongoing leadership and deal with particular aspects of the Council's water and waste business, giving detailed deliberation to these matters, before making recommendations to Council.
ResponsibilitiesThe Committee's responsibilities include:
Water Operations, including:
Water Infrastructure Asset Management, including:
Water Strategy and Co-ordination, including:
Waste Management, including:
Water Project Services, including:
Notwithstanding the Committee responsibility for the above matters, issues related to these responsibilities may be reported directly to the Ordinary Meeting of Council where it is prudent to do so.
MembershipMembership of the Committee is to include all Councillors.
QuorumA quorum of the Committee is a majority of its members (i.e. 6).
Meeting frequencyUnless otherwise determined, the Committee will meet on the second Tuesday of each month immediately following the Planning and Development Committee meeting, in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 541 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba.
Reporting requirementsThe Committee is exempt from keeping minutes of its meetings, pursuant to section 272(6) of Local Government Regulation 2012. Rather, a report including recommendations from the Committee will be presented to the next Ordinary Meeting of Council for consideration and deliberation.
Review of terms of referenceThese terms of reference are to be reviewed from time to time, as necessary.
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