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The Environment and Community Committee is responsible for matters relating to community development and facilities, library and cultural services, environmental health, parks and recreation, property management, tourism and events. All Councillors are members of the committee.
The Committee meets on the Wednesday following the second Tuesday of each month at 9am in City Hall, 541 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba City.
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 J.J. O’Shea (Chair)
Councillor T.P. McMahon (Portfolio Leader)His Worship the Mayor, Councillor R.P. Antonio Councillor W.W. Cahill Councillor G.C. McDonaldCouncillor M. O’Hara SullivanCouncillor K.G. ShineCouncillor N.M. Sommerfield Councillor C.E. TaylorCouncillor M.M. TaylorCouncillor R.L. Vonhoff
ScopeThe Environment and Community 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 Environment and Community 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 Environment and Community business, giving detailed deliberation to these matters, before making recommendations to Council.ResponsibilitiesThe Committee's responsibilities include:
Community Development and Facilities
Tourism and Events
Library and Cultural Services
Parks and Recreation
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 Wednesday following the second Tuesday of each month commencing at 9.00 a.m. 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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