We have four Standing Committees. These Committees make decisions (resolutions) and recommendations on matters related to the responsibility of the Committee.
Limitations and exclusions on what decisions the Committees can make are available in the individual Committee Charters, which can be viewed by clicking on the relevant committee links below. Matters that are resolved under delegated authority take affect from midday on the Wednesday after the Standing Committee Meeting. These resolutions are not debated at Council Meetings.
Standing Committee recommendations require formal resolution by Council.
These meetings are open for members of the public to attend.
Council has adopted the following Sub-Committees:
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Sub-Committee is a forum for communication between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members and Council to address and advance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues within the Sutherland Shire.
The Access and Inclusion Sub-Committee assists Council develop strategies to reduce barriers and enhance inclusion and accessibility for people with disability.
The Arts and Culture Sub-Committee supports the development of a culturally rich and vibrant community - a key goal of Council’s Community Strategic Plan.
The Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee enhances the Council’s governance framework, risk management practices, control, strategy and performance environment by providing independent assurance and assistance to the Council on key aspects of its operations.
The Australia Day and Events Sub-Committee oversees the strategic management of Council’s cultural and community events. It aims to ensure a balanced, inspiring and leading calendar of events that reflects our community and cultural identity, attracts visitors and bolsters our economy.
The purpose of the Business and Industry Sub Committee is to drive economic and employment growth in the Sutherland Shire.
The Community Grants and Subsidies Sub-Committee aims to provide financial support to local not-for-profit organisations.
This Environment and Sustainability Sub-Committee guides
- effectively manage and conserve our resources
- Enhance and protect diverse natural habitats
- protect our beaches, rivers and oceans
- environment and climate risks and impacts are understood and managed.
The Floodplain Risk Management Sub-Committee assists Council reduce the risk to life and property from riverine, creek, overland and coastal flooding across the Sutherland Shire.
The Sutherland Consultative Traffic Forum is a technical advisory committee meeting, that provides traffic engineering advice on matters raised by Council. This forum facilitates the distribution of information on traffic matters that are not managed by the Sutherland Shire Council Traffic and Traffic Safety Committee.
The Sutherland Traffic and Traffic Safety Committee is a technical review committee that provides advice on matters referred to it by Council.