Reference Groups

Meetings address Council and community matters, and recommendations are put to the next available Council meeting.

Reference Groups are an important part of Council’s community engagement framework. Four Reference Groups have been established to assist in the conduct of Council business.

Citizen members may join Reference Groups. Membership is comprised of individuals and representatives of community groups and organisations operating in North Sydney. All Councillors are members of all Reference Groups. Reference Groups are reviewed after each Council election. Application Form - Reference Groups (101KB)

A report on the proceedings (including recommendations) of Reference Group meetings is submitted to the next available Council meeting for endorsement.


Have Your Say

Reference Group meetings are open to the public. Contact the Governance Coordinator on 9936 8100 by 12pm on the day of the meeting to address a Reference Group, or email

Copies of the agendas can be viewed on our website here or at the Customer Service Centre and Stanton Library from the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. A limited number of hard copies are also made available at the meetings.

Community Services Reference Group

This Reference Group is no longer active. For further information, click here.

Environment Reference Group

This Reference Group deals with a range of environmental sustainability issues.

Sport & Recreation Reference Group

This Reference Group assists Council to provide sporting and recreational facilities.

Sustainable Transport Reference Group

This Reference Group aims to improve sustainable transport options, and pedestrian and cyclist safety.