Local democracy groups
Advisory committees and working groups are part of Council’s Community Engagement Framework, providing advice and input to support Council’s decision–making and actions. The LDG structure and governance model was adopted by Council resolution in September 2018. After a review in 2020, it was decided that the current LDG term would be extended and end on 30 June 2022.
Their purpose is to support Council to implement the Community Strategic Plan - Our Inner West 2036 through initiatives outlined in Council’s Delivery Program and actions outlined in Council’s annual Operational Plan and Budget. Advisory committees and working groups also contribute to the Community Strategic Plan principle of working together in a way that is creative, caring and just.
Inner West Council is currently recruiting for two new members of the Environment Advisory Committee. To find out more and to apply, visit Your Say Inner West. Applications close 18 October, 2021.
Access and inclusion
Council is committed to the inclusion of all people in its local democracy groups. Diversity, equity and accessibility is at the core of our approach to community engagement. We know that having varied perspectives in our local democracy groups helps generate better ideas and outcomes for the whole community.
Note: Local Democracy Group meetings were either cancelled or held informally during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Groups resumed meetings in COVID-19 safe ways in February 2021. Due to current Covid-19 situation in Sydney meetings to be held in August 2021 will either occur online or be cancelled.
New local democracy groups 2019 inaugural meeting
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Snapshot of inaugural joint meeting