Committee membership and terms of reference

Overview

Committee meetings start at 5 pm and are held in the Lady Osborne Room, Hobart Town Hall. Committee agendas are available from the City of Hobart website four days before the meeting and a small number of printed agendas are available at each meeting. The full Council meeting schedule is advertised annually in the Mercury in December and January and is available on the website: Council and Committee meeting schedule

Community, Culture and Events Committee 

The Community, Culture and Events Committee is responsible for community and social issues in the city. In particular, the committee is responsible for:

  • community inclusion including community development policy and management/social inclusion, youth programs, community safety/drug and alcohol programs, Disability Discrimination Act coordination, aged services and affordable housing strategies
  • cultural development including public art
  • international relationships with community and cultural linkages
  • events such as markets, including Salamanca Market, and festivals and major events, including the Taste of Tasmania
  • strategic planning
  • community, cultural and major event grants
  • asset management, fees and charges, budgets and financial reporting, projects, community consultation, grants, legislation, by-laws or new documents
  • receiving and considering reports from special committees, sub-committees or other such groups, other than the Audit Panel
  • tenders and contracts in accordance with Council delegation
  • management of property under the functional auspice of the committee, including buying, selling, acquiring and leasing of land or buildings and the ongoing use and maintenance of land and buildings.

The committee operates under Terms of Reference: (PDF, 29KB)Terms of reference - Community, Culture and Events Committee(PDF, 31KB)

Committee membership:

Alderman Harvey (Chair)

Alderman Sexton

Alderman Dutta

Alderman Ewin

Alderman Sherlock 

 

City Planning Committee

The City Planning Committee is responsible for land use planning, development control and public and environmental health matters. In particular, the committee assists in:

  • applications for planning permits
  • introduction of new planning schemes and amendments to planning schemes
  • strategic land use planning for the development of the municipal area, including urban design and cultural heritage issues
  • environmental planning issues
  • public and environmental health issues
  • animal management
  • asset management, fees and charges, budget and financial reporting, projects, community consultation, grants, legislation and by-laws 
  • considering all comments referred to the Council by the Battery Point Advisory Committee
  • receiving and considering reports from special committees, sub-committees, advisory committees or other groups, other than the Audit Panel
  • the awarding of tenders and contracts (where the contract sum exceeds the General Manager's delegation)
  • proposals for changes or additions to existing legislation or by-laws or the drafting of new documentation
  • management of property under the functional auspice of the committee, including buying, selling, acquiring and leasing of land or buildings and the ongoing use and maintenance of land and buildings.

The committee operates under Terms of Reference: (PDF, 60KB)Terms of reference - City Planning Committee(PDF, 41KB)

Committee membership:

Deputy Lord Mayor Alderman Burnet (Chair)

Alderman Briscoe 

Alderman Denison 

Alderman Harvey 

Alderman Behrakis 

 

Finance and Governance Committee

The Finance and Governance Committee is responsible for providing financial advice, landlord property advice and strategic governance matters. In particular the committee is responsible for:

Finance

(i) long-term financial planning

(ii) corporate property management

(iii) review of the financial arrangements and impact of any strategic property management decisions taken by the appropriate Council committee

(iv) financial services including: 

(a) annual plans

(b) annual carry forwards

(c) quarterly budget review

(v) parking operations including:

(a) on and off street parking and 

(b) parking enforcement

(vi) write off of debts

(vii) insurance

Governance

(i) matters pertaining to organisational development and policy issues including:

(a) annual review of the Council Policy Manual and Delegations Register and

(b) consideration of the proposed meeting schedule for Council and Council Committees

(ii) matters which are the subject of consideration between the Council, other local government entities or the State or Federal governments. 

(iii) matters relating to support to Aldermen and Council's governance framework

(iv) corporate services

(v) customer services

(vi) consideration of matters not falling within the terms of reference of other Council committees

 

Functions primarily within the responsibility of the committee pertaining to:

(i) asset management

(ii) fees and charges

(iii) financial planning, performance and budget

(iv) projects

(v) rating

(vi) investment management

(vii) debt management

(viii) community consultation

(ix) grants

(x) management of property under the functional auspice of the committee including buying, selling, acquiring and leasing of land or buildings and the ongoing use and maintenance of land and buildings;

(xi) receiving/considering reports from special committees, sub-committees or other groups, other than the Risk and Audit Panel;

(xii) legislation, by-laws or new documents

(xiii) tenders and contracts in accordance with Council delegation. 

The Committee operates under Terms of Reference: Terms of reference - Finance and Governance Committee(PDF, 39KB)

Committee membership:

Alderman Zucco (Chair)

Deputy Lord Mayor Alderman Burnet

Alderman Sexton

Alderman Thomas

Alderman Dutta

 

City Infrastructure Committee

The City Infrastructure Committee is responsible for the City of Hobart's engineering infrastructure and essential services. In particular the committee assists in:

  • stormwater, waterways and environment management
  • solid waste management
  • McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre
  • city cleansing, including management of graffiti
  • emergency management
  • road infrastructure and road reservation management
  • traffic engineering, including vehicular traffic, pedestrian management, cycling and sustainable transport
  • asset management strategy
  • surveying, contract and procurement, engineering project, vehicle and plant, fabrication and architectural project services, including buildings asset management
  • asset management; fees and charges; budgets and financial reporting; projects; community consultation; grants; legislation, by-laws or new documentation
  • receiving and considering reports from special committees, sub-committees, advisory committees or other groups, other than the Audit Panel
  • proposals for changes or additions to existing legislation or by-laws or the drafting of new documentation
  • awarding tenders and contracts (where the contract sum exceeds the General Manager's delegation)
  • management of property under the functional auspice of the committee, including buying, selling, acquiring and leasing of land or buildings and the ongoing use and maintenance of land and buildings.

The Committee operates under Terms of Reference: (PDF, 62KB)Terms of reference - City Infrastructure Committee(PDF, 30KB)

Committee membership:

Alderman Denison (Chair) 

Lord Mayor Alderman Reynolds 

Alderman Zucco 

Alderman Briscoe 

Alderman Behrakis 

 

Economic Development and Communications Committee

The Economic Development and Communications Committee is responsible for economic development and communications. In particular, the committee is responsible for:

  • economic development
  • city marketing and communications
  • tourism including the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre
  • business facilitation 
  • international relationships
  • community engagement.

The committee operates under Terms of Reference: (PDF, 25KB)Terms of reference - Economic Development and Communications Committee(PDF, 27KB)

Committee membership:

Alderman Thomas (Chair) 

Alderman Zucco 

Alderman Sexton

Alderman Dutta 

Alderman Ewin

 

Parks and Recreation Committee

The Parks and Recreation Committee is responsible for the City of Hobart's parks, recreation areas and customer service issues. In particular, the committee is responsible for:

  • parks, gardens, reserves, bushland, open space, foreshore and beaches
  • fire management
  • plant nursery and the Skills Centre
  • sporting and recreational facilities, including the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre
  • asset management, financial management, budget, fees and charges, projects, community consultation, grants, legislation and by-laws
  • receiving and considering reports from special committees, sub-committees or other groups, other than the Audit Panel
  • proposals for changes or additions to existing legislation or by-laws or the drafting of new documentation
  • the awarding of tenders and contracts (where the contract sum exceeds the General Manager's delegation)
  • management of property under the functional auspice of the committee, including buying, selling, acquiring and leasing of land or buildings and the ongoing use and maintenance of land and buildings.

The committee operates under Terms of Reference: (PDF, 146KB)Terms of reference - Parks and Recreation Committee(PDF, 31KB)

Committee membership:

Alderman Briscoe (Chair)

Deputy Lord Mayor Alderman Burnet

Alderman Thomas

Alderman Ewin

Alderman Sherlock