The Planning and Development Committee is responsible for matters relating to development assessment, strategic land use planning and building compliance.
The Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 9.00 a.m. in the Council Chambers, First Floor, City Hall, 541 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba.
All Councillors are members of the Committee.
Committee meetings are open to the public.
To access Committee Meeting Reports past the year supplied below, please contact us.
The meeting schedule can be found in our 'Council meeting structure & meeting schedule' article.
Planning and development committee documents
Councillor C.R. Tait (Chair)
Councillor A.C. Glasheen (Portfolio Leader)
His Worship the Mayor, Councillor R.P. Antonio
Councillor W.W. Cahill
Councillor M. O'Hara Sullivan
Councillor J.J. O'Shea
Councillor J. Ramia
Councillor G.C. McDonald
Councillor N.M. Sommerfield
Councillor C.E. Taylor
Councillor M.A. Williams
Terms of reference
The Planning and Development Committee will be a standing committee of Council and these Terms of Reference will provide guidance for the matters that are to be referred to and considered by the Committee.
To consider matters relating to the Planning and Development operations of Council and make recommendations to Council on an ongoing basis.
The Committee's role is to provide ongoing leadership and deal with particular aspects of the Council's Planning and Development business, giving detailed deliberation to these matters, before making recommendations to Council.
The Committee's responsibilities include:
- Infrastructure planning
Strategic Land Use Planning
- Built environment
- Community (social and culture) planning
- Heritage advice
- Infrastructure planning
- Major development facilitation
- Natural environment planning
- Statutory planning
- Building certification
- Development regulation and compliance
- Plumbing and drainage
- Development assessment referred from the Development Assessment Panel.
Notwithstanding the Committee responsibility for the above matters, issues related to these responsibilities may be reported directly to the Ordinary Meeting of Council where it is prudent to do so.
Membership of the Committee is to include all Councillors.
A quorum of the Committee is a majority of its members (i.e. 6).
Unless otherwise determined, the Committee will meet on the second Tuesday of each month commencing at 9.00 a.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 541 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba.
The Committee is exempt from keeping minutes of its meetings, pursuant to section 272(6) of Local Government Regulation 2012. Rather, a report including recommendations from the Committee will be presented to the next ordinary meeting of Council for consideration and deliberation.
Review of terms of reference
These terms of reference are to be reviewed from time to time, as necessary.