Committee List

Council supports and maintains a number of committees on which Councillors, members of the community and Council Officers serve. See below a list of Council committees.

Note that the 'Cultural and Civic Committee' and 'Transport, Access and Environment Committee', stopped meeting at the end of February 2016 according to a Council decision on 8 February 2016. Matters previously covered in these committees will be addressed directly at Council meetings, with community members still able to speak directly to Council on these matters.

Council's Advisory and Management Committees

Meetings of all advisory and management committees are open to the public. Your presence as a member of the public is welcome at these meetings. The meeting chairperson will provide an opportunity for visitors to briefly address the meeting or ask questions, though voting is restricted to committee members.

The meetings of other committees and boards are generally not automatically open to the public, but the minutes of meetings are publicly available. Some of these bodies are also not under the direct or sole guardianship of Willoughby City Council.

Each committee operates under terms of reference that include the purpose and objectives of the committee. Committees have some flexibility in how they operate, but must meet the provisions of the Local Government Act and Regulations, as well as the Council’s Code of Meeting Practice. The operation of advisory committees is also guided by Council’s Advisory Committees policy.

Phone the Help & Service Centre on 9777 1000 to find out when a committee is next meeting.

Advisory Committees

  1. Access Steering Committee
  2. Bicycle Consultative Committee
  3. Citizen of the Year Award Committee
  4. Companion Animals Advisory Committee
  5. Cultural Events Committee
  6. Global Friendship Committee
  7. Griffin Reserves Advisory Committee
  8. Heritage Advisory Committee
  9. Multicultural One Stop Assistance and Information Centre (MOSAIC)
  10. Natural Heritage and Bushland Advisory Committee
  11. Sustainability Reference Group
  12. The Concourse Advisory Board
  13. Willoughby HACC Services Advisory Committee
  14. Willoughby Park Centre Committee
  15. Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Choir Advisory Committee


  1. Dougherty Apartments Retirement Housing Project Board

Council Committees

  1. Cultural and Civic Committee
  2. Transport, Access and Environment Committee

Externally Appointed Trusts/Committees

  1. District Bush Fire Management Committee
  2. Willoughby/Lane Cove Local Emergency Management Committee

Management Committees

  1. Castlecrag Community Centre Committee
  2. Haven Amphitheatre Castlecrag Committee

Miscellaneous Organisation

  1. Joint Regional Planning Panel
  2. Metropolitan Public Library Association
  3. Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
  4. Shorelink Committee
  5. Sydney Coastal Councils Group

Statutory Committees

  1. Audit Committee
  2. Joint Consultative Committee