The City of Blue Mountains has Sister City Relationship with Sanda City, Japan.
Meetings: The Blue Mountains Sister Cities Committee holds a public meeting on the foutth (4th) Wednesday of each month at the Catholic Care Social Services Office, Shop 3, 163 Macquarie Road, Springwood.
Enquiries: For local call cost from Upper Mountains (02) 4780 5000 or Lower Mountains (02) 4723 5000 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Committee operates by the Terms of Reference set out by the Blue Mountains City Council.
In 1991 the Committee in its current form was appointed under section 527 of the Local Government Act 1991. In 1993 the Act was repealed and the Committee became an Advisory Committee of Council under Section 355 of the Local Government Act 1003.
Purpose and Scope
The Committee’s purpose is to act in an advisory capacity to the Council and assist the Council to perform its role as contributor to the relationship between the city of the Blue Mountains and its Sister City. This will include making recommendations to Council on how best to allocate budget funds to assist in supporting the Sister City relationship.
Committee Vision and Mission Statements
Vision –To promote the affiliation of Sister Cities by helping towns and cities to motivate communities to extend the hand of friendship nationally and internationally.
Mission – To provide a forum for cultural, educational and economic interchange between communities and encourage friendship, co-operation and understanding to improve the quality of life worldwide.
The Committee shall include the Mayor by right of office, two (2) Councillors appointed by Council or such number as Council may determine from time to time. The Committee will have a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 12, two of whom are Councillors. Volunteer members participate in specific relationships, functions and events under supervision of core committee members and under the Council Volunteer Policy. The Annual General Meeting of the Committee shall be held during the month of October for the purpose of electing the officers of the Committee as may be required, and to receive the Annual Report and Financial Statement.