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 the virus in our region. The last council meeting will take place Wednesday 25 March, 2020. All future meetings will be postponed. 

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

6.30 pm


Budget Estimates

6.30 pm


Committee Meetings

6.30 pm


Ordinary Meetings

6.30 pm

5 February 2020

19 February 2020

12 February 2020

26 February 2020

4 March 2020

11 March 2020

18 March 2020

25 March 2020

8 April 2020

1 April 2020

15 April 2020

29 April 2020

6 May 2020 


13 May 2020

27 May


3 June 2020

10 June 2020

24 June 2020

1 July 2020

8 July 2020

15 July 2020

22 July 2020

29 July 2020

5 August 2020



30 September 2020

Extraordinary Meeting


7 October 2020

  21 October 2020


 28 October 2020

4 November 2020



 11 November 2020

 18 December 2020

 25 November 2020


 2 December 2020

9 December 2020


16 December 2020

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, 145KB)Public forum and deputations information sheet(PDF, 145KB), 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.