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Infrastructure and Strategy Committee

While decisions are made at General Council meetings, the City of Marion established an Infrastructure and Strategy Committee which first met on 1 January, 2017. Membership comprises the Mayor, five other Elected Members and one expert member who is independent of Council.


This committee is established for the purposes of providing advice to Council regarding matters of strategic importance and the development and monitoring of Council’s strategic management plans as defined under section 122 of the Act.

The committee’s terms of reference have been developed having regard to the powers, functions and responsibilities of the CEO and specify the duties of the committee in detail.

In summary, the committee is responsible for: Providing advice to Council regarding matters of strategic importance; the development and monitoring of Council’s strategic management plans as defined under section 122 of the Act. Providing advice to Council on the changing and emerging nature of the community, region and area in which it operates, and, specifically, the public policy objectives of other councils, State and Commonwealth governments. Providing advice on the extent or levels of service required to be provided by the Council to achieve its long-term objectives. Providing advice and recommendations to Council regarding the strategic management of its assets. Monitoring major Council projects that are in excess of $4 million and / or are of a nature which pose significant risk or high community impact. Aligning Council’s management of assets and infrastructure to its long term strategic objectives.


The Infrastructure and Strategy Committee comprises of the following members: Presiding Member; Councillor Jason Veliskou, Councillor Tim Gard, Councillor Bruce Hull, Councillor Raelene Telfer, Councillor Sasha Mason and expert member Russel Colbourne.


The Infrastructure and Strategy Committee meets between February and December each year. Meetings will be held in the Council Chamber at 245 Sturt Road, Sturt from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. The public is welcome to attend.

Meeting dates for 2020 are as follows:

  • 4 February
  • 7 April
  • 2 June
  • 4 August
  • 6 October
  • 1 December

More information

For further information, contact the Manager Innovation and Strategy on 8375 6600.

An agenda listing the issues and relevant reports for discussion at the meeting is available in advance so that everyone has the opportunity to be aware of matters before the committee.

Agenda copies will be available online several days before the meeting (below). Hard copies can be viewed at the Council's Administration Centre.

Download the terms of reference:

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