Consultation has concluded

  • Nominations for the Portfolio Advisory Committees have closed.
  • Successful and unsuccessful applicants have now been notified.
  • The first meeting for each of the Portfolio Advisory Committees will take place in the coming months.

Are you passionate about shaping the future of Hobsons Bay?


Hobsons Bay City Council is calling for nominations to join one (or more) of its Portfolio Advisory Committees for the 2018-20 term.

Council is seeking enthusiastic individuals who are willing to discuss and provide advice on a broad range of topics to assist Council in its decision making. There are seven portfolios Advisory Committees in alignment with Hobsons Bay 2030 Community Vision and Council Plan 2017-21 these include:

integrated transport

Support sustainable transport planning, programs, investment, advocacy and operations in Hobsons Bay including a focus on reducing car dependency. Enhance walking and cycling outcomes along with improved public transport services. Embed a network approach to transport planning that is focussed on enhanced regional outcomes. Ensure infrastructure planning supports sustainable transport outcomes, particularly in relation to footpaths, bike paths and streets. Ensure an integrated approach to freight transport and advocate for rail freight outcomes. Implementation of the Integrated Transport Plan.


Supporting effective long term planning across Hobsons Bay including the development of housing, heritage studies, strategic site and economic policies. There will also be a focus on long term infrastructure planning to facilitate sustainable development to support our community.

social wellbeing and community services

Fostering stronger, connected, resilient and inclusive communities, underpinned by local leadership and universal access to services, programs and opportunities for participation. Fostering a sense of belonging, connection to place and a culture of inclusion across community underpinned by diverse local leadership, community empowerment and participation, with particular focus on disability, GLBTIQ, multicultural, gender equity and Aboriginal inclusion.

environmental sustainability

Embed environmental sustainability in Council decision making, operations and services to enhance Hobsons Bay's position as a leading Council in the western region of Melbourne in regards to sustainability and environmental outcomes. Support the implementation of Council's suite of environmental and waste management policies and assist in identifying key advocacy opportunities in relation to sustainability and environmental issues of relevance to Hobsons Bay.

active and inclusive communities
Supporting and promoting sport and recreation within Hobsons Bay, understanding current and future needs including within open space
arts, culture and tourism

Supporting excellence in the arts, culture, events and tourism sectors for the positive liveability, cultural vitality and economic prosperity of the city

smart cities

Supporting and investigating opportunities for future integration of the built environment with innovative technology solutions. Building a smarter city to better adapt and support the future needs of our community.

The membership of the committees will represent the diversity of the Hobsons Bay community; including (but not limited to) representation of women, young people, people with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people (CALD), gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (GLBTIQ), older people and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons

To find out more information you can

  • attend an information session being held on Wednesday 9 May 2018 at the Altona Civic Centre between 6pm – 8pm where you will have the opportunity to meet the Mayor and Councillors who represent each committee. Please register your interest below.
  • contact a community engagement officer on 9932 1000
  • or simply complete the application form below.

Applications close on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 5pm.

Get involved

Portfolio advisory committee application form

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