Looking after our City
Our Council Committees make decisions and recommendations for their delegated areas of responsibility. You can find out more about the Committees at the links below.
Committees meet on the Monday before the next scheduled Council meeting to discuss and prepare their recommendations.
Committees start at 2pm in the following order:
1. Corporate, Finance, Properties and Tenders Committee
2. Environment Committee
3. Cultural and Community Committee
4. Transport, Heritage and Planning Committee
The Committees meet regularly and members of the public are welcome to participate.
Speaking to Committees
Members of the public can address Councillors at Committee meetings. Find out how to ensure your voice is heard by our Councillors.
Committee Policies and Procedures
· The structure and functions of Committees are standing policy of Council.
· All correspondence to Committees and Sub-Committees shall be handled through normal Council processes.
· All Committees and Sub-Committees shall be advisory to Council and have no independent role, except where specific authorities are delegated to them by Council.
· Matters dealt with in Committee shall be submitted to Council without recommendation only when the Chairperson so determines.
· The Chairpersons of Standing Committees and Sub-Committees shall have a casting vote in the event of an equality of voting.
Code of Meeting Practice
Council generally meets on a three-weekly cycle on Mondays. Council meetings start at 5pm and are held in the Council Chamber at Sydney Town Hall. Extraordinary meetings are called when needed.
The Central Sydney Planning Committee involves City of Sydney representatives but is a separate decision-making body to Council.
The Central Sydney Planning Committee determines applications for major developments with an estimated cost of more than $50 million.
Local planning panels are independent committees appointed by councils to determine certain development applications.
The City of Sydney Local Planning Panel was established by Council resolution on 19 February 2018.
The Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee involves City of Sydney representatives but is a separate decision-making body to Council.
The Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee (LPCTCC) considers the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in the City of Sydney.