Committee Meetings

Council Committees

Council has a number of Advisory Committees to provide advice and an opportunity for community input on strategic direction and specific issues.

The committees are appointed for the term of the Council and the chairperson of an Advisory Committee is a Councillor appointed by Council.

Committees usually meet quarterly or as required and each Committee comprises community members, a Councillor and Council staff.

Arts, Cultural and Heritage Advisory Committee

The committee consists of key local arts and cultural stakeholders. The primary responsibilities of the committee are to: 

  • Act as the link between Council and the arts, culture and heritage sector and ensure open two way communication. 
  • Develop and promote collaborations and connections to allow for the advancement of arts, culture and heritage programs and initiatives.
  • Foster the ongoing development of quality, diverse and innovative public and community art to enhance a sense of community identity and promote public access and experience of the arts.
  • Identify funding opportunities for resources and programs that benefits the artistic and cultural life of the community. 
  • Provide ongoing support and advice in relation to the Armidale Regional Arts and Cultural Strategic Plan and its associated Action Plan.

 

Regional Growth & Place Activation Peak Advisory Committee

Council has formed a new Regional Growth & Place Activation Peak Advisory Committee by merging the former Regional Growth and Business advisory committees. 

The committee is responsible for:

  • lobbying and advocating on issues of economic and regional growth for our region
  • lobbying and advocating on issues of tourism for our region and the activation of locations in the Armidale region
  • gathering and analysing local evidence to identify priority areas
  • making recommendations to Council and provide input into the strategic plan of Armidale Regional Council 

 

Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee

The Committee is responsible for:

  • developing and implementing Council’s Sustainability Strategy
  • providing advice on environmental sustainability issues such as water, air and soil quality, climate change adaptation and mitigation, sustainable transport, local food, sustainable business, waste management, water management and local biodiversity management
  • providing input to Council’s environmental sustainability projects
  • assisting in the review and implementation of specific environmental and sustainability management plans
 

Community Wellbeing Advisory Committee

The committee is responsible for:

  • lobbying and advocating on issues affecting our community, to create an inclusive and supported community which protects the most vulnerable, and improves wellbeing outcomes across the region
  • gathering and analysing local evidence to identify priority areas
  • developing an annual Community Wellbeing Action Plan
  • developing local partnerships
  • creating a collaborative health and wellbeing network
  • making recommendations to Council and provide input into the strategic plan of Armidale Regional Council