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, 8 April 2019

5.30 pm

Access

  • Mayor
  • Cr Israel

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

Monday, 6 May 2019

6 pm

Arts

  • Mayor
  • Cr Gillies

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.

TBC 2019

6 pm

Blacktown City & Inter Government

  • Mayor
  • Cr Gillies
  • Cr Benjamin
  • Cr Bunting
  • Cr Collins

To address issues including but not limited to: education, health, transport & agency cost shifting.

Nominate for vacant positions on this committee.

TBC 2019

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, 15 April 2019

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, 29 April 2019

5.30 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, 12 June 2019

3 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, 18 2019

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, 21 May 2019

6.00 pm

Environment

  • Mayor
  • Cr Collins
  • Cr Bleasdale

To advise Council on the development of programs that can improve the environment within the City

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

4 pm

Internal Audit

  • Independent Chairperson
  • Cr Bleasdale
  • Cr Gillies

Reviews audit reports, better practice review reports and system and process improvement recommendations.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

12 noon

Kids' Early Learning

 

  • Mayor
  • Cr Griffiths
  • Cr Bleasdal

To review and advise on centre operations including but not limited to pricing structures, training, infrastructure investment and marketing.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

5.30pm

Multicultural

  • Mayor
  • Cr Benjamin
  • Cr Singh
  • Cr Israel

To advise Council on issues and services affecting the area’s culturally & linguistically diverse communities.

Monday, 7 May 2019

7 pm

Senior Citizens

  • Mayor
  • Cr Bunting

To advise Council on issues affecting senior citizens within the city.

Monday, 15 April 2019

5 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

Monday, 1 April 2019

7.30 pm

Women’s

  • Mayor
  • Cr Griffiths
  • Cr Collins
  • Cr Israel

To advise Council on gender matters and the development of local programs

Monday, 13 May 2019

7 pm

Youth

  • Cr Singh
  • Mayor

To advise Council on Youth related matters

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

5.30 pm

 

Bold indicates Committee Chairperson

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: Crs 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.