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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Elected members collectively

Elected members collectively serving as a council are responsible for setting and monitoring high-level strategy and policy. They are not concerned with the operational activities of the council administration. The specific roles of elected members collectively are:

  • developing and monitoringstrategic plans and budgets;
  • determining and monitoringpolicies, plans and programs for services and facilities, management of assets, and treatment of employees;
  • setting the organisational culture;
  • representing the best interests of the community in strategic land-use planning;
  • appointing and monitoring the performance of the general manager;
  • determining and reviewing the council’s resource allocation and expenditure; and
  • monitoring the manner in which services are provided by the council.
The functions and powers of councils are outlined in section 20 of the Act.