Active Transport Advisory Committee

In recognition of the climate emergency, the Active Transport Advisory Committee provides Council with advice to support its objective of reducing car dependency in the community and increasing the use of active transport throughout the municipality.

What does the committee do?

The Active Transport Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to Council in matters of relevance to travel throughout the municipality by means of self-powered active transport, such as:

  • Bicycles
  • Kick scooters
  • Skateboards
  • Walking/running

The Committee provides advice and recommendations to Council in relation to the established and emerging role of power-assisted transport as part of the community transport mix, including the role of:

  • Electric assisted bicycles
  • Electric scooters
  • Powered ‘rideables’ (eg. hover boards, segways, electric skateboards)

Who are the committee members?

The following Councillors were appointed to the committee in November 2021 for a one year term:

Recruitment for members of the committee will be undertaken in coming weeks.

In addition to the appointed Councillors, the membership will include eight community members selected on the basis of their:

  • capacity to consult and represent a wide range of views;
  • understanding of the needs of a range of different transport users;
  • capacity to analyse information and advice on issues affecting transport users.

In selecting members, Council shall endeavour to establish a committee comprising:

  • members from different locations across the municipality;
  • members with expertise and experience with different forms of active transport;
  • a diverse gender and other demographic mix.

Terms of reference

You can download and read the Active Transport Advisory Committee Terms of Reference.

Meeting minutes

The Active Transport Advisory Committee was formed in June 2021 as the successor to the former Bicycle Advisory Committee. Minutes of  the Bicycle Advisory Committee are available below: