Role of Mayor and Councillors

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

  • To direct and control the affairs of the Council in accordance with the Local Government Act;
  • 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 function; and
  •  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 is, as an elected person:

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

Councillors are elected for a term of four (4) years.