The Infrastructure Committee is responsible for matters relating to construction and maintenance, project management, plant and fleet, and transport and drainage.

The Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month immediately following the Water and Waste Committee Meeting, 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.

 

Meeting schedule

The meeting schedule can be found in our 'Council meeting structure & meeting schedule' article.

 

Meeting structure

Councillor C.E. Taylor (Chair)
Councillor M.M Taylor (Portfolio Leader)
His Worship the Mayor, Councillor R.P. Antonio
Councillor G.C. McDonald
Councillor K.G. Shine
Councillor R.L. Vonhoff
Councillor N.M. Sommerfield
Councillor M. O'Hara Sullivan
Councillor W.W. Cahill
Councillor J.J. O'Shea
Councillor T.P. McMahon 

Terms of reference

Scope
The Infrastructure 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.

Aim
To consider matters relating to the Infrastructure needs and operations of Council and make recommendations to Council on an ongoing basis.

Role
The Committee's role is to provide ongoing leadership and deal with particular aspects of the Council's Infrastructure business, giving detailed deliberation to these matters, before making recommendations to Council.

Responsibilities
The Committee's responsibilities include:

  Construction and Maintenance 

  • Roads - capital & operational 
  • Drainage - capital & operational 
  • Flood Mitigation 
  • Footpaths 
  • Bikeways
  • Quarries
  • Private works including Department of Transport and Main Roads

  Project Management 

  • Project management through project business case, initiation, planning, execution and finalisation
  • Roads (capital) 
  • Drainage (capital) 
  • Footpaths and Bikeways - (capital)
  • Building and community works (capital)
  • Waste Services (capital)
  • Project Management Office - operational

  Plant and Fleet 

  • Fleet  operations, capital & management 
  • Equipment  operations, capital & management
  • Mechanical maintenance management including servicing, repairs & fabrication services 
  • Fleet asset management 
  • Fleet logistics operations

  Transport and Drainage 

  • Transport and drainage infrastructure planning
  • Strategic asset management
  • Design and Survey
  • Transport and drainage operations Infrastructure technology 
  • Parking capital & operations
  • Traffic lights - capital & operations
  • Street lighting
  • Aerodrome - capital & operations
  • Flood mitigation and warning systems - capital & operations 
  • Road corridor operations

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
Membership of the Committee is to include all Councillors.

Quorum
A quorum of the Committee is a majority of its members (i.e. 6).

Meeting frequency
Unless otherwise determined, the Committee will meet on the second Tuesday of each month immediately following the Water and Waste Committee meeting, in the Council Chambers, First Floor, City Hall, 541 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba.

Reporting requirements
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.