List of Local Democracy Groups

    Working Groups

    • Seniors
    • Young Leaders


    Advisory Committees

    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
    • Arts and Culture
    • Access
    • Environment
    • Housing and Affordability
    • Multicultural
    • Planning and heritage
    • Social Strategy 
    • Transport

     

    What are advisory committees and working groups and what's the difference?

    Both advisory committees and working groups are valued parts of Council's local democracy. They comprise interested or expert citizens who meet regularly to deliberate on information and provide ongoing advice to Council. The groups contribute to strategies, policies, programs and actions that help to achieve the aspirations of the community as outlined in Our Inner West 2036 Community Strategic Plan and Council’s Delivery Program.

    What is meant by the word 'advisory' in relation to these groups?

    Committees and working groups provide advice or recommendations to Council and do not have any decision-making powers. The elected Council comprising 15 Councillors is the decision-making body of Inner West Council.  

    What is the term of the Local Democracy Groups

    Current membership term will end in June 2022. Future terms will align with the four-year Integrated Planning and Reporting cycle and budget. This allows members to be involved in the drafting of Council's next Delivery Program.

    What is the time commitment for the advisory committees and working groups?

    Meetings are held three to five times per year.  Meetings will be held in the evenings and the duration will be about 2 hours. 

    For details about meeting schedules and past minutes visit:

    How will advisory committees and working groups report to the elected Council?

    Recommendations of advisory committees and working groups are noted in meeting minutes and considered by Council or relevant staff.

    Can people be members of more than one group?

    Yes, people can be members of more than one group.

    Who chairs the advisory groups?

    Community members chair the advisory groups.