Council Committees

Under the Local Government Act 1999, Councils may establish committees to assist the council in the performance of its functions (ie provide specialist advice to Council), to inquire into and report to the council on matters relating to council’s responsibilities, to provide advice to the council or to exercise, perform or discharge delegated powers, functions or duties.

The committee’s membership is determined by council and may include persons who are not members of the council. The minutes from these committees are tabled at the following Council meeting for ratification.

It is also a legislative requirement under the Development Act 1993 that Council have a Development Assessment Panel.