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Strategic Advisory Reference Group (SARG) Committee







The objective of the Strategic Advisory Reference Group (SARG) Committee is to provide leadership on the strategic position and direction of Council arising from all external and internal influencers and their impacts resulting from various sources including:

  • International Developments
  • Governmental Reforms
  • Council Vision and Strategic Direction
  • Internal Review of Organisational Structure
  • Budgetary and/or Financial Funding Changes
  • Audit Findings and Recommendations

Key portfolio areas for the Committee may also include, but are not limited to;

  • Strategic Direction
  • Council Strategic Plans and Policies
  • Long Term Financial Forecasts
  • Council Performance Management, Measurement, Benchmarking
  • Strategic Staffing Initiatives
  • Strategic Asset Management
  • Facilities including Office and Residential Accommodations

View the Strategic Advisory Reference Group (SARG) Committee Terms of Reference here.


Committee Members:

The following Councillors are Members of the Strategic Advisory Reference Group Committee;

Mayor Phillemon Mosby (Chair)

(Member of all Standing Committees^

Cr. Aven S. Noah

(Chair of the Cultural, Arts, Land & Heritage Committee)

Cr. Rocky Stephen

(Chair of the Economic Growth Committee)

Cr. Getano Lui Jnr. AM

(Chair of the Governance and Leadership Committee)

Cr. Keith Fell

(Chair of the Housing, and Safe and Healthy Communities Committee)

Cr. Hilda Mosby

(Chair of the Climate Change Adaptation and Environment Committee)

^ Under the Section 12 of the Local Government Act 2009 (QLD), the Mayor is required to be a Member of each Standing Committee of the Local Government.


How can Community Members be involved in Standing Committee Meetings?

Members of the public are welcome to attend Committee Meetings as an observer via their local Council office.

Individuals, groups or organisations can make a deputation or address the Committee, by submitting a request in writing to the Chief Executive Officer. Requests are required within 7 business days of the applicable meeting and can be made via email to:


Meeting Agendas, Minutes & Reports:

The Strategic Advisory Reference Group Committee meets monthly, unless otherwise scheduled. Committee Members attend via videoconference, or face-to-face wherever possible by aligning meeting times with Council Ordinary Meetings and/or Workshops.

Meeting agendas and minutes are published here:

Agendas Minutes


Previous agendas and minutes can be found below:

Agendas 2022 Minutes 2022


 Agendas 2020 and 2021:

Minutes & reports following each meeting are published here:

 Minutes 2020 and 2021: