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Section 355 Committees

What is a Section 355 Committee?

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 or board of management.

Community involvement in managing community facilities provides better outcomes for locals whilst engaging and including local people, both new and existing residents, and providing an opportunity to participate in local community life.

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 10 Section 355 Committees and 3 Boards of Management which are listed below.