Council meetings

Ordinary meetings

Council meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 10am commencing  in Council Chambers which is located on the first floor of the Sir Albert Abbott Administration Building Gordon Street in Mackay.

A Strategic Advisory Committee, which operated from March, 2018, was abolished in January, 2019.

Formed after four previous standing committees were abolished, it focused on the strategic vision of council’s Corporate Plan and met monthly, with any recommendations taken to the bi-monthly ordinary meetings of council.

It was abolished by council resolution as the majority of councillors felt it was not achieving the separate outcomes required.

As the membership of that committee was the full council, they believed the best use of resources and delivery of transparency was to bring any matters to ordinary meetings of council, which are open to the public.

Three sub-committee working groups – Regional Economy, Community Education and Environment, and Infrastructure and Performance, formed under the Strategic Advisory Committee, remain in place..

Memberships of the three sub-working groups include:

Regional Economy Working Group – Mayor Greg Williamson, Deputy Mayor Amanda Camm, Cr Justin Englert, Cr Ross Gee, CEO Craig Doyle, Community and Client Services director Bridget Mather, Development Services director Aletta Nugent.

Community Education and Environment Working Group – Mayor Greg Williamson, Deputy Mayor Amanda Camm, Cr Fran Mann, Cr Karen May, CEO Craig Doyle, Community and Client Services director Bridget Mather, Development Services director Aletta Nugent.

Infrastructure and Performance Working Group – Mayor Greg Williamson, Deputy Mayor Amanda Camm, Cr Martin Bella, Cr Ayril Paton, Cr Laurence Bonaventura, Cr Ross Walker, Cr Kevin Casey, CEO Craig Doyle, Engineering and Commercial Infrastructure director Jason Devitt, Capital Delivery director Stewart Furness, Organisational Services director Kylie Lamb.

Directorate reports

Council previously operated four Standing Committees. With the move to twice monthly ordinary meetings, each directorate provides a monthly report to one of the two ordinary meetings.

Mayor and CEO reports