Committees

Our Councillors serve on several committees. They include advisory committees, external committees and a joint delegated committee.

 Advisory Committee

Role of Committee/Council

Nominated
Councillor

Audit and Risk Committee

Committee established in accordance with section 53 of the Local Government Act 2020 to provide oversight of financial and performance reporting, risk management, fraud prevention systems and control, maintenance of a sound internal control environment, assurance activities including internal and external audit. More information about the Audit and Risk Committee.

Cr Maria Kerr

Cr Sam David

Cr Sarah Branton (substitute)

Brimbank Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reconciliation Action Plan Consultative Committee

To provide Council with advice on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) issues and the ongoing implementation of the RAP

Cr Ranka Rasic 
(Co-Chair)

Cr Victoria Borg
(Co-Chair)

Brimbank Arts Advisory Committee

To oversee the operational aspects of the Brimbank Arts Collection Policy Guidelines.

Cr Thuy Dang (Chair)

Cr Jae Papalia

Cr Ranka Rasic

Brimbank Disability Advisory Committee

To oversee and guide the implementation, monitoring and review of the Brimbank Disability Action Plan, and advise Council on  a range of matters affecting people with disability, their families and carers.

Cr Sarah Branton
(co-Chair)

Cr Victoria Borg

Cr Maria Kerr

Brimbank Youth Council

To establish and maintain a formal communication channel between Brimbank City Council and a representative group of young people aged 12 to 25 who live, work, study or socialise in the Brimbank municipality.

Cr Jasmine Nguyen
(co-Chair)

Cr Jae Papalia

Brooklyn Industrial Precinct Strategy Committee

To provide advice and recommendations to Council on implementation of the Brooklyn Evolution Strategy in Brooklyn.

Cr Trung Luu
(Chair)

Chief Executive Officer Employment Matters Committee

To provide guidance on the role of the CEO Performance and purpose of the CEO performance Review  

Cr Ranka Rasic

Cr Jae Papalia

Cr Victoria Borg

Cr Sam David

Collective Action Committee

The key role of the Committee will be to establish a ‘backbone organisation’ that will support collective impact work over a 10 year period, acting as the ‘connector’ between community organisations, residents and Council. It is anticipated establishing the backbone organisation will take two years. 

Cr Virginia Tachos
(Co-Chair)

Cr Ranka Rasic
(Co-Chair)

Cr Thuy Dang

Heritage Advisory Committee

To provide a forum for Council to work with the local community to promote the retention, protection and enhancement of Brimbank's heritage

Cr Bruce Lancashire
(Chair)

Safety Roundtable

To bring together strategic safety partners to collaborate and coordinate efforts to achieve greater community safety outcomes in Brimbank.

Cr Sam David
(Chair)

Social Justice Coalition – Strategic Implementation Group (SIG)

Brings together Council and a broad cross-section of community agencies and groups in a collaborative, strategic partnership to plan, lead and advocate on priority social justice issues in Brimbank.

Cr Virginia Tachos
(Chair)

Cr Sarah Branton

St Albans Town Centre Partnership Group

To establish and maintain a successful partnership with the public and private sectors to improve the vitality and commercial viability of the St Albans Town Centre through regular dialogue between Brimbank City Council, government departments and agencies, property owners, business operators, and community.

Cr Virginia Tachos

Sunshine Town Centre Partnership Group

Assist in the implementation of the Sunshine Rising Program. Assist Council realise the vision for Sunshine Town Centre.

Cr Sam David

 

External Committees

Role of Committee/Council

Nominated
Councillor

Australian Local Government Women's Association (Victorian Branch) To support and encourage women's participation in local government.

Cr Virginia Tachos

Australian Mayoral Aviation Committee

To ensure that all reasonable measures are taken by the relevant authorities to minimise the deleterious effect of aircraft and airport operations on local communities.

Cr Virginia Tachos

Brimbank Community Fund Advisory Committee

To provide guidance of the administration of the Brimbank Charitable Fund

Cr Thuy Dang

Cr Jasmine Nguyen (substitute)

Brooklyn Community Representative Group

To foster collaboration between community, industry and government, to ensure ongoing environmental management in the Brooklyn area. External group, independently facilitated with support from the EPA, and Brimbank, Hobsons Bay and Maribyrnong City Councils

Cr Sarah Branton

Cr Sam David

Cr Jasmine Nguyen

Calder Highway Improvement Committee

A regional local government committee whose objective is to ensure the continued upgrading of the Calder Highway.

Cr Ranka Rasic

Cleanaway Community Benefit Fund – Review Panel

The Fund is intended to support local sustainability projects, which will benefit the community or local environment.  The Fund will be available to not for profit organisations, charity groups, schools, volunteers and environmental groups in Caroline Springs, Deer Park and surrounding areas. 

Cr Lancashire (as delegate of Melbourne Regional Landfill Community Reference Group)

Local Government Working Group on Gambling 

To support the local government sector to fulfil its various roles in relation to public health and wellbeing

Cr Virginia Tachos

Cr Jasmine Nguyen

Melbourne Regional Landfill Community Reference Group

External group convened by TPI Cleanaway.  Foster community understanding in the operation of landfill and compliance with licence conditions through the provision of information, monitoring data, presentations and site tours.

Develop broad understanding of Cleanaway’s current and future priorities regarding the ongoing operation of the site.

Cr Bruce Lancashire

Metropolitan Local Government Waste Management Forum

To assist in the implementation of the State Government’s ‘Waste and Resource Recovery Policy – Getting Full Value’ and management and administration of waste disposal contracts.

Cr Bruce Lancashire

Metropolitan Transport Forum

Advocacy group for promotion of effective, efficient and equitable transport in metro Melbourne.

Cr Trung Luu

Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) (State Council)

Victorian local government peak body, comprised of representatives whose role is to advocate on behalf of the industry and support its development, and represent the interests of their council by presenting its position on issues at State Council.

Cr Ranka Rasic

Cr Jasmine Nguyen (substitute)

Municipal Emergency Management Plan Committee To ensure all agencies are involved in emergency planning for the municipality.

Cr Virginia Tachos

Western Melbourne Tourism

Representative group of western regional councils (except Maribyrnong), tourism industry and LeadWest. Role is to advocate, coordinate and promote events and industry development for tourism in the western metropolitan region.

Cr Maria Kerr

Joint Delegated Committee

Role of Committee/Council

Nominated
Councillor

LeadWest Committee

Representing the councils of Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton and Wyndham, to support sustainable growth and regional development in Melbourne’s West.

Cr Ranka Rasic

Cr Virginia Tachos (proxy)