Advisory Committees

Group of people with a committee on a raised dias.

The purpose of each Advisory Committee is to advise City of Parramatta on the views, needs and interests of particular communities in the Parramatta Local Government Area (LGA).

Committee Members drawn from the community have experience or expertise in the areas defined by their Committee of interest and commit themselves to Advisory Committee responsibilities.

Council is currently seeking new Expressions of Interest from young people aged 15-24 years old for the Access Advisory Committee from community members with appropriate skills and knowledge.

Expressions of Interests should refer to the Advisory Committees Core Terms of Reference and City of Parramatta's Code of Conduct.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee was established in 1995 and advises Council on the issues, needs and priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Committee collaborates with Council staff to develop strategies and actions to address these needs issues and priorities.

Membership is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living and or connected to Parramatta and to non Indigenous people individuals or representatives of local community organisations with a demonstrated commitment, sensitivity to, and understanding of issues relating to the local Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.

Maggie Kyle
p: 9806 5082

Access Advisory Committee

The Access Advisory Committee’s purpose is to advise City of Parramatta on the access needs of people with physical disabilities and access issues associated with intellectual, sensory, aural, visual and psychological challenges and work with the City to:

  • provide specialist advice, input and feedback related to access issues
  • educate, raise and address access issues  
  • provide advice for and monitor the implementation of relevant planning programs and policies in relation to the Disability Discrimination Act 1992
  • establish working parties (where appropriate) to address specific issues or projects including International Day of People with a Disability

The Committee meets bi-monthly and also participates in ad-hoc working groups and meetings that fall outside the established meeting schedule.

Membership of the Advisory Committee is voluntary and it is important that a broad range of people who have access issues associated with physical, intellectual, sensory, aural, visual and psychological challenges are represented. A consideration for Committee members should include but is not limited to:

  • applicants who are residents, represent a disability service, work or study in the Parramatta Local Government Area
  • applicants must be able to demonstrate a personal or professional interest in or commitment to addressing disability access issues
  • applicants must have strong links with disability networks and communities

How to Apply

More information

Tanya Owen
p: 9806 5599

Heritage Advisory Committee

The Heritage Advisory Committee advises Council on a range of heritage matters of interest to the community; assists Council in the development of policies and strategies for the management of Parramatta's heritage and assists Council in the allocation of grants under the Local Heritage Fund. Meetings of the Committee are held on a bi-monthly basis and membership is open to people with a commitment, sensitivity and understanding of heritage issues in the Parramatta Local Government Area.

More information

Paul Kennedy
p: 02 9806 5093

Cycleways Advisory Committee

The Cycleways Advisory Committee provides advice to Council on strategic matters relating to cycling, as well as providing a forum for the community to give feedback or raise issues on cycling matters.  This includes best practice cycleway planning and design, as well as education and behaviour change strategies.

The Committee meetings are held bi-monthly and membership is open to engaged and interested residents within the City of Parramatta Local Government Area, as well as members of cycle clubs or Bike User Groups active in the area.

More information

Mark Crispin
p: (02) 9806 5632