How we make Decisions
Council Functions and Powers
Council functions and powers are dependent on State Government legislation. The Local Government Act 2009 and other legislative provisions clearly define the powers and responsibilities of Council. Council has no authority in regard to matters falling outside the mandatory or discretionary powers conferred by the legislation. Council is vested with a variety of specific powers to control, regulate, license or prevent and prohibit the matters deemed relevant to a Local Authority. These powers are administered through Local Laws adopted by Council.
Meetings of Council
The Chief Executive Officer has the delegated authority of Council to make decisions on a number of specified matters, in particular of an administrative nature. In turn, the Chief Executive Officer has delegated a number of these powers to specified staff. Delegations are recorded in a Register of Delegations.