Elected Members are part of an incorporated body which has the responsibility for carrying out the duties and exercising the powers conferred on the Council by the Local Government Act 1999 and other State legislation.
The role of council members includes:
- to participate in the deliberations and civic activities of the Council;
- to keep the Council's objectives and policies under review to ensure that they are appropriate and effective;
- to keep the Council's resource allocation, expenditure and activities, and the efficiency and effectiveness of it's service delivery, under review;
- a person elected to the Council, to represent the interests of residents and ratepayers, to provide community leadership and guidance, and to facilitate communication between the community and the Council.
Members are elected for a period of 4 years. If a member of public wishes to raise an issue, they should contact the council office primarily, or one of the Elected Members.