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Effective steering committees

A steering committee is the key body within the governance structure that is responsible for the business issues associated with the project. It is essential to ensuring the delivery of the project outputs and the achievement of project outcomes and longer-term business benefits. Its responsibilities include:

  • Approving the budgetary strategy;
  • Defining and realising the project's outcomes; 
  • Monitoring risks;
  • monitoring quality and timelines;
  • Making policy and resourcing decisions; and
  • Assessing requests for changes to the scope of the project.

The resources provided in this toolkit include links to relevant:

  • Sections from the Tasmanian Government Project Management Guidelines,
  • Fact sheets,
  • Templates,
  • Examples,
  • Useful links and
    plus any further resources that may be helpful.

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Toolkit resources for effective steering committees

Project management mailing list HTML Page

The Project Management Mailing List has been set up to support the sharing ideas and information about project management within the Tasmanian Government, between the three tiers of government, and between private and public sectors.

Steering Committee Nuts and Bolts Fact Sheet v1.2 PDF File (156.7 KB)

Language Matters Fact Sheet v1.2 PDF File (114.2 KB)

Steering Committee FAQ v1.4 PDF File (179.2 KB)

Steering committee terms of reference template and guide v1.1 MS Word (587.0 KB)

Steering committee agenda template and guide v2.1 MS Word (556.0 KB)

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