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 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.


Budget Estimates

6.30 pm


Briefing Sessions

6.30 pm


Committee Meetings

6.30 pm


Ordinary Meetings

6.30 pm


6 February 2019


13 February 2019

27 February 2019

20 February 2019

13 March 2019

27 March 2019

20 March 2019

3 April 2019


10 April 2019

1 May 2019

17 April 2019

8 May 2019


15 May 2019 

29 May 2019 

5 June 2019


12 June 2019

26 June 2019


3 July 2019


10 July 2019

24 July 2019


7 August 2019


14 August 2019

21 August 2019


4 September 2019


 11 September 2019

25 September 2019


2 October 2019


9 October 2019

Extraordinary Meeting

16 October 2019 Policy & Strategy only

  23 October 2019


6 November 2019


 13 November 2019

 27 November 2019


4 December 2019



 11 December 2019


18 December 2019

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.