Committees

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.

Advisory Committees make recommendations for consideration by members of the Council based on their Terms of Reference which would have been adopted by Council at the time the committee was formed. The Council has the right to amend these Terms of Reference or alter/disband its committees at any time.
 

Appointment of members to an Advisory Committee can only be made by way of a formal decision of the Council.

When establishing an Advisory Committee, the Council appoints an "Executive Officer" whose responsibility it is to liaise with the Committee's Presiding Member in calling meetings, preparing agendas and organising minute-taking.
 
A comprehensive list of Council's committees together with membership details, terms of reference, and the appointed Executive Officer in each case can be found in the City of Bunbury Committee Book
 

To view Committee Agendas and Minutes click here.

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.

Community Access Committee - This committee was formerly known as the Disability Advisory Committee. It was established by the Council in response to the provisions of the WA Disability Services Act 1993. It advises Council on matters of access and monitors implementation of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan for City of Bunbury buildings, facilities, services and information. 
 
International Relations CommitteeTo facilitate, support and promote cultural, sporting, education, tourism and economic partnership opportunities between Bunbury and its international partners.
 
Policy Review and Development Committee - To review all existing Bunbury City Council policies (excluding planning policies) and facilitate the development of  new policies (excluding planning policies) for consideration by the Council on an ongoing basis. 
 
Youth Advisory Council - To provide guidance to the Bunbury City Council on issues affecting the youth of the Bunbury Region.
 

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.