Meet our Mayor and Councillors

Role of the Mayor

The Mayor is one of nine Councillors who are elected for four years.  

It is the Mayor's role to:

  • be the leader of the council and a leader in the local community,
  • be the principal member and spokesperson of the governing body, including representing the views of the council as to its local priorities,
  • exercise, in cases of necessity, the policy-making functions of the governing body of the council between meetings of the council,
  • preside at meetings of the council.

A detailed summary of the role of the Mayor is on the NSW Legislation website.

Role of a Councillor

Councillors are the collective policy-makers of the Council. They represent their community to bring their views into the Council’s decision-making process. They also act as an advocate for residents in resolving concerns about Council services.  

It is the role of a councillor to:

  • be an active and contributing member of the governing body,
  • make considered and well informed decisions as a member of the governing body,
  • participate in the development of the integrated planning and reporting framework.

A detailed summary of the role of a councillor is on the NSW Legislation website.

Role of the General Manager

The General Manager is responsible for the operation of the Council's organisation and implementing the decisions of the Council.

It is the General Manager's role to:

  • Manage the council on a day-to-day basis and to direct staff.
  • Exercise functions delegated by the Council.
  • Appoint staff.
  • Implement the Council's equal employment opportunity management plan.

A list of the General Managers role and responsibilities is on the NSW Legislation website.

Contact

Councillor Support

02 6626 7171