Infrastructure Advisory Committee


Advisory Committees have been established to provide advice to the elected Council on matters of strategic significance, and to provide advice to City of Newcastle on implementation of relevant matters aligned to the  Newcastle 2030 Community Strategic Plan.  Advisory Committees may make recommendations to Council or a Committee of Council.

The Infrastructure Advisory Committee will provide advice and guidance on the development of strategies, and identification of challenges and opportunities, in relation to built and natural facilities and systems within the local government area. 


The Committee is facilitated by our Infrastructure and Property Directorate.  Membership of the Committee is as follows: 

  • Cr Emma White - Deputy Chairperson
  • Cr Allan Robinson - Councillor Member
  • Lord Mayor, Cr Nelmes - Councillor Member
  • Roads and Maritime Services - Stakeholder Member
  • Hunter Water Corporation - Stakeholder Member
  • Keolis Downer - Stakeholder Member
  • Ausgrid - Stakeholder Member
  • Community Representative

The Committee's  Guidelines for Meeting Practice (pdf) provide additional detail on the responsibility of members.

Meeting Schedule

NOTICE - COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 - The safety of our communities, customers and employees is our top priority.  As such, on 28 April 2020, Council adopted an amended meeting schedule for the period May 2020 to September 2020 which includes Advisory Committees being able to meet (quarterly as scheduled and if determined necessary by the Chair and Facilitator).  The location of all meetings will be determined by the Chief Executive Officer in consultation with the Lord Mayor, having regard to all relevant public health orders, and will be either via audio-visual  platform or at an appropriate City of Newcastle facility in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993.  We appreciate your ongoing support at this time.

Meetings will be held quarterly, on the first Tuesday of the month commencing at 5:30pm. 

Meeting 1 - Tuesday 3 September 2019
Meeting 2 - Monday 4 November 2019
Meeting 3 - Tuesday 4 February 2020
Meeting 4 - Tuesday 7 April 2020 - CANCELLED
Meeting 5 - Tuesday 7 July 2020
Meeting 6 - Tuesday 6 October 2020

Meeting Agendas

  Agenda - Meeting 1 - 3 September 2019 (pdf)
  Agenda - Meeting 2 - 4 November 2019 (pdf)
  Agenda - Meeting 3 - 4 February 2020 (pdf)
  Agenda - Meeting 3 - 7 July 2020 (pdf)

Meeting Minutes

  Minutes - Meeting 1 - 3 September 2019 (pdf)
  Minutes - Meeting 2 - 4 November 2019 (pdf)
  Minutes - Meeting 3 - 4 February 2020 (pdf)

Terms of Reference

 Download the Terms of Reference (pdf)