Council and committee meetings

We are embarking on a series of measures and actions in the interests of the health and wellbeing of residents in response to the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Council has a duty of care to the community and our staff and we are fully committed to take whatever action we can to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our region.

Until further notice, council meetings will take place using video links, with all participants remotely located. 

While members of the public cannot attend, they may view the meetings here:   

Blacktown City is required to meet at least 10 times each year, in what are known as Ordinary Meetings.

The Mayor and Chief Executive Officer are authorised to decide on whether the Planning, Development, Historical and Assets Committee, Finance and Resources Committee, Community Services Committee and Policy and Strategy Committee need to meet, depending on the number of items available for presentation and their relative urgency.

Members of the public are most welcome to view our business papers and attend our Ordinary Meetings that are held in the Blacktown City Civic Centre. 

The Mayor, or in the absence of the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor presides at the meetings.

The Chairperson of each Committee is also the Mayor or a Committee member elected by the Council or Committee.

Council meeting schedule

Council has resolved the following revised meeting cycle schedule:

Week 1: Briefings / workshops, etc., commencing at 6.30 pm in Committee Rooms on Level 5 of the Civic Centre.

Week 2: The following committees meet at 6.30 pm in the Chambers and Committee Rooms on Level 5 of the Civic Centre.  

  • Planning, Development, Historical and Assets Committee

  • Finance and Resources Committee

  • Community Services Committee.

The following committee meets at 7.30 pm or at the conclusion of the Committee Meetings.

  • Policy & Strategy Committee

The abovementioned committees make recommendations which will be considered by Council at its Ordinary Meeting in Week 4.

Week 3: Reserved nights. May be used for Council business, subject to the Mayor's direction.

Week 4: Ordinary Meeting of Council held in Council Chambers on Level 5 commencing at 6.30 pm. 

Week 5: Reserved nights. May be used for Council business, subject to the Mayor's direction.


Briefing Sessions


Budget Estimates


Committee Meetings





3 February 2021

10 February 2021



17 February 2021



 24 February 2021

3 March 2021

10 March 2021

17 March 2021

24 March 2021

31 March 2021 


7 April 2021




14 April 2021

21 April 2021

28 April 2021 

5 May 2021 


12 May 2021

19 May 2021

26 May 2021 

2 June 2021


9 June 2021 

 16 June 2021

23 June 2021 



30 June 2021 


7 July 2021 


14 July 2021 

21 July 2021 

28 July 2021 

Caretaker provisions apply re: Local Government Elections 2021 - 4 September 2021 

4 August 2021

 11 August 2021



22 September 2021
Extraordinary meeting

6 October 2021


13 October 2021 

20 October 2021 

 27 October 2021

 3 November 2021

10 November 2021  

17 November 2021

24 November 2021 

1 December 2021

8 December 2021




15 December 2021 
Extraordinary meeting


Public forum

Blacktown residents and ratepayers are able to make submissions on any matter.

In order to make a submission at the Public Forum, residents must read the (PDF, 98KB)Public forum and deputations information sheet(PDF, 98KB), which are available at the Customer Service Desk, located on the Ground Floor of the Civic Centre from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm.

A Public Forum Submission Form must also be filled out before the Public Forum Commences, and must be signed by a Justice of the Peace no later than 6 pm on the Evening of the meeting. A Justice of the Peace will be available to assist intending participants in completion of the forms from 5.30 pm.