In 2012, Council resolved to introduce a Portfolio Advisory Committee Structure.
The portfolio framework aligns Council functions, processes, and structure. Councillors have a goal of working together to create a better future for Ballarat and this portfolio structure allows Councillors the opportunity to provide input into organisational outcomes and integrate the 2040 Community vision.
Councillor representation on committees, boards and external bodies is also aligned with their portfolio.
Liveability: Improve the quality of life for our community
Prosperity: Advance our economic position as the capital of Western Victoria
Sustainability: Protect, maintain and enhance our built and natural assets
Accountability: Provide strong and decisive leadership and transparent governance
These portfolios align to the City of Ballarat's organisational structure.