Committee membership

Blacktown City has 8 committees. Membership of a Committee is not restricted to Councillors.

Blacktown City has 17 advisory committees that have the power to make recommendations but not to make decisions. They consist of experts, professionals, government employees, community representatives, or council staff. The recommendations of advisory committees can help Blacktown City in making decisions on complex matters. 

Committees

  • Policy and Strategy Committee: Mayor and all members of Council

  • Finance and Resources Committee: Mayor, Crs Bunting, Quilkey, Jess Diaz and Brillo

  • Community Services Committee: Mayor, Crs Benjamin, Singh, Gillies, Jaymes Diaz and Santos

  • Planning, Development, Historical and Assets Committee: Mayor, Crs Bleasdale, Collins, Israel, Griffiths and Camilleri

  • Local Traffic Committee: Cr Quilkey as the Mayor’s nominee

  • Budget Estimates Committee: Mayor and all members of Council

  • Enterprise Agreement Committee: Mayor, Deputy Mayor, plus Mayor’s nominee

  • Warrick Lane Development Committee: Mayor and all members of Council.

Advisory Committees

Made up of community members and appointed Councillors

Advisory Committee

Appointed Councillors

Purpose

Next Meeting 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

  • Mayor 
  • Cr Collins

To address the needs of the communities within the City providing input to Council on development of services and facilities. 

Monday,     9 October 2017

6.30 pm

 

Access

  • Mayor 
  • Cr Israel

To raise issues and awareness relating to community access needs, especially in relation to people with disabilities 

Monday, 6 November 2017

6.00 pm

Arts Reference 

  •  Mayor

Provides advice to the Arts and Cultural Development section and Blacktown Arts Centre regarding cultural planning, public art, cross council projects and its art collection. 

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

6.00 pm

Blacktown City & Inter Government 
  • Mayor
  • Cr Benjamin
  • Cr Bunting
  • Cr Collins
To address issues including but not limited to: education, health, transport & agency cost shifting. 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

6.30 pm

Blacktown City Sport & Recreation 
  • Mayor 
  • Cr Bunting
  • Cr Collins
  • Cr Griffiths 
To provide strategic advice for the development of sport facilities and programs throughout the city. 

Monday, 18 September 2017

6.30 pm

Central Business Districts Enhancement 
  • Mayor 
  • Cr Bleasdale
  • Cr Quilkey
  • Cr Griffiths
  • Cr Collins
  • Cr Israel 
To provide advice on how our Central Business Districts can be promoted and their amenities enhanced. 

Monday,   30 October 2017

6.00 pm

Combined Historical Societies 
  • Mayor 
  • Cr Collins
To advise on heritage issues, foster positive relations and act as an information exchange between the local historical societies.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

3.00 pm

Community Safety 
  • Mayor 
  • Cr Collins
To engage a wide range of relevant local agencies and groups to address safety issues within the city. 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

8.30 am

Companion Animals 
  • Mayor 
  • Cr Quilkey
  • Cr Griffiths 
To advise Council on related animal issues and the development of urban companion animals programs. 

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

6.30 pm

Environment 
  • Mayor 
  • Cr Collins
  • Cr Bleasdale 
To advise Council on the development of programs that can improve the environment within the City 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

4.00 pm

Internal Audit 
  • Independent Chairperson
  • Cr Bleasdale
  • Cr Gillies
Reviews audit reports, better practice review reports and system and process improvement recommendations. 

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

1.00 pm

Kids' Early Learning 
  • Mayor
  • Cr Griffiths
  • Cr Bleasdale 
To review and advise on centre operations including but not limited to pricing structures, training, infrastructure investment and marketing. 

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

5.30 pm

Multicultural 
  • Mayor 
  • Cr Benjamin
  • Cr Singh
  • Cr Israel 
To advise Council on issues and services affecting the area’s culturally & linguistically diverse communities. 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

7.00 pm

Senior Citizens  
  • Mayor 
  • Cr Bunting
To advise Council on issues affecting senior citizens within the city. 

Monday, 18 September 2017

5.00 pm

Sister Cities  
  • Mayor
  • Cr Benjamin
  • Cr Bunting
  • Cr Israel
  • Cr Singh
  • Cr Bleasdale 
  • Cr Gillies
Reviews and makes recommendations regarding its Sister Cities program 

Thursday, 2 November 2017

6.00 pm

Women’s 
  • Mayor 
  • Cr Griffiths
  • Cr Collins
  • Cr Israel 
To advise Council on gender matters and the development of local programs 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

7.00 pm

Youth
  • Mayor 
  • Cr Singh 
To advise Council on issues affecting youth in the City including development of community programs. 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

5.30 pm

 

4 Year Appointments for Councillors

  • Blacktown Venue Management Limited Board: Mayor and Crs Bleasdale, Bunting and Benjamin

  • Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Limited (WSROC) Board: Crs Bali and Quilkey.  Alternate Directors: Crs Collins and Bleasdale

  • Floodplain Management Australia: Crs Singh and Bunting

  • Hawkesbury River County Council: Cr Griffiths and Bunting

  • Parramatta River Catchment Group: Cr Benjamin

  • Western Sydney Academy of Sports Advisory Forum: Cr Bunting

  • Westpool and United Independent Pool: Cr Quilkey

  • Sydney Planning Panel: Crs Quilkey and Collins.