Meet Your Councillors

Role of a Councillor

The role of a Councillor, as a member of the governing body of the Council is:

  • to direct and control the affairs of the Council in accordance with this the Local Government Act 1993
  • to participate in the optimum allocation of the Council’s resources for the benefit of the area
  • to play a key role in the creation and review of the Council’s policies and objectives and criteria relating to the exercise of the Council’s regulatory functions
  • to review the performance of the Council and its delivery of services, and the management plans and revenue policies of the Council.

The role of a Councillor, as an elected person, is:

  • to represent the interests of the residents and ratepayers
  • to provide leadership and guidance to the community
  • to facilitate communication between the community and the Council.

Role of the Mayor

  • to exercise, in cases of necessity, the policy-making functions of the governing body of the Council between meetings of the Council
  • to exercise such other functions of the Council as the Council determines
  • to preside at meetings of the Council
  • to carry out the civic and ceremonial functions of the Mayoral office.