Under Section 5.8 of the Local Government Act 1995 the City of Bunbury Council may establish advisory committees of three (3) or more persons to assist it in discharging the operations and duties of the City of Bunbury. These committees can comprise Councillors only or a mixture of Councillors, public and employees.
Appointment of members to an Advisory Committee can only be made by way of a formal decision of the Council.
To view Committee Agendas and Minutes click here.
Community Representation on Council Committees
The City of Bunbury is seeking nominations from community members interested in being considered for vacancies on the following Committees of Council:
Audit Committee - two vacancies
Bunbury RoadWise Committee - up to three vacancies
Disability Access and Inclusion Committee - three vacancies
Heritage Advisory Committee - seven vacancies
International Relations Committee - five vacancies
Youth Advisory Council - 14 vacancies
The City is also seeking nominations for community positions on the Bunbury Event Advisory Group (four vacancies).
Positions will be for a two-year period and will begin following the 2019 Local Government Elections on 19 October. It is expected that all appointments will be formalised by Council in late October / early November.
If you are interested in nominating as a community representative, please click here to apply. Nominations close 5pm Friday 13 September 2019.
If you have any questions or for more information please contact the Governance Department on 9792 7000.
Overview of Committees and their purpose
The Bunbury Event Advisory Group - The Bunbury Event Advisory Group (BEAG) aims to attract, support and promote events that deliver community and economic benefit and add vibrancy to Greater Bunbury. The BEAG is an advisory group only and not an official committee of Council. The group is made up of Elected Members, community representatives, tourism industry representatives, a Bunbury Chamber of Commerce and Industry representative, a Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre representative and Council Officers. There are currently 10 members.
Audit Committee - The Audit Committee is required to be established by Council in response to the provisions of Section 7.1A of the Local Government Amendment Act 2004 - composition is to be no less than three (3) Elected Members and any number of other persons provided that the 'majority' of members are members of the Council. The CEO and Council Employees are not to be appointed as voting members of the committee.
Bunbury RoadWise Committee - This committee reports to both the Bunbury City Council and the Coordinator of the RoadWise Programme overseen by the Local Government Road Safety Council. The Bunbury Region RoadWise Committee is a committee of Council that the Council is obligated to establish in order to meet the objectives of the Local Government Road Safety and Strategy (issued by the State Government's Office of Road Safety). Over seventy local governments state wide actively promote road safety through a RoadWise Committee. Each committee is responsible to its particular local government, as a group the committees lobby State Government through the RoadWise Coordinator base at WALGA.
CEO Performance Review Panel - To undertake the annual performance and salary review for the City's Chief Executive Officer.
Heritage Advisory Committee - To provide for information exchange between Council and the general community on heritage.
In addition to the Council Committees there are a number of Working Groups that the City runs. Where available the agenda and minutes of those working groups will uploaded to the Committee Agendas and Minutes page.