- Ordinary Meetings
- Special Purpose Committees
- Advisory Committees
- Project Reference Groups
- Section 355 Committees and Boards of Management
- Other Committees
- Regional Committees
Council's Ordinary meetings consist of all Councillors and have delegated authority to determine matters. The following Ordinary Meetings of Council have been adopted under Council's Code of Meeting Practice.
Ordinary Meetings - will be held
- on the second and fourth Thursdays of each of the months of February, April, June, August, October and December;
- on the second Thursday of each of the months of March, May, September and November.
Council also has special purpose committees, as listed below, which meet on an as required basis.
- Planning Review - Consists of all Councillors and the General Manager or nominated delegate (any staff member to be non-voting delegate), however it only needs a quorum of three Councillors to meet
- Byron Shire Reserve Trust - Consists of all Councillors – has delegated authority to determine matters
- Strategic Planning Committee
The above Ordinary Meetings and Special Purpose Committees adhere to Council’s Code of Meeting Practice Policy 1.3 and related legislation.
Council is developing a greater strategic planning capability focusing on areas additional to the traditional land planning issues falling within its jurisdiction.
Those new areas are to encompass finance, asset management and systems integrity (Internal Audit), communications with Council's constituents, and the retention and development of creative industries, markets and home based businesses that tend to profile Byron Shire currently.
Council has recognised Project Reference Groups (PRGs) that will be established to carry out specific objectives of Council.
- Further information on Project Reference Groups
- Nomination form for Community Membership on a Project Reference Group
- Current and Past Project Reference Groups
Under the Local Government Act 1993 Section 355 Council is able to delegate some of its functions to a committee of Council. Council uses this delegation and appoints community people to manage its facilities or functions through a committee of management.
The committees provide a mechanism by which interested persons can have an active role in the provision / management of Council facilities or services. This provides a two fold benefit by giving protection to the committee operating under the banner of Council, and by providing Council with assistance in the carrying out of its functions. Memberships consist of a Councillor and community representatives.
There are presently 9 Section 355 Committees and 2 Boards of Management managing Council's facilities.
Other committees are established in accordance with legislation or Council Resolution and memberships consist of Councillor(s), Government Department and staff representatives
Council is represented on a number of community groups and industry bodies, these are known as Regional Committees.