Council and committee meetings

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

The Mayor and General Manager 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's Meeting Schedule

Council has resolved the following revised meeting cycle schedule:

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

Week 2: Reserved nights. May be used for Council business, subject to the Mayor's direction.

Week 3: The following committees meet at 6.30pm 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 7.30pm 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 4: Ordinary Meeting of Council held in Council Chambers on Level 5 commencing at 6.30pm. 

Budget estimates meeting

6.30pm

Briefings / workshops, etc

6.30pm Wedneday 

Reserved nights

Wednesday 

Committee meetings

6.30pm Wednesday 

Ordinary meetings of Council

6.30pm Wednesday 

  4 September 2017  13 September 2017  20 September 2017  27 September 2017 
  4 October 2017 11 October 2017  18 October 2017  25 October 2017 
   1 November 2017  8 November 2017 15 November 2017**  22 November 2017 
       29 November 2017 6 December 2017
        13 December 2017 (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 Public Forum Guidelines, 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 6.00 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.