There are two main Standing Committees that meet on the first and third Monday of the month as outlined below, to discuss various items and give preliminary consideration to all matters so as to make recommendations for consideration by full Council at Ordinary Council Meetings on the fourth Monday of the month.
Development and Asset Services Committee
This Committee is held on the first Monday of each month (excluding January) commencing at 6.30pm, in the Council Chambers located at the Shire Administration Centre. This Committee considers issues related to:
- Building Matters
- District Planning Scheme
- Environmental Services
- Planning and Development Applications
- Ranger Services
- Dog Registrations
- Parks and Reserves
- Asset Management
- Operational Works
- Environmental Health
Corporate and Community Services Committee
This Committee is held on the third Monday of each month (excluding January), expect for December which is held on the second Monday of the month, commencing at 6.30pm in the Council Chambers located at the Shire Administration Centre. This Committee considers issues related to:
- Community Services
- Cultural Development
- Recreation Services
- Library Services
- Community Care Services
- Disability Inclusion and Access
- Economic Development and Tourism
- Financial Management
- Customer Services / General Administration
- Record Management
- Emergency Management
Ordinary Council Meetings
Ordinary Meetings of Council are held on the fourth Monday of each month (excluding January) expect for December which is held on the third Monday of the month, at 6.30pm in Council Chambers located at the Shire Administration Centre. This meeting of full Council meets to receive the reports and recommendations presented by the Standing Committees in order to determine the actions to be implemented.
Audit and Risk Committee Meetings
Audit and Risk Meetings of Council are held as required, in Council Chambers located at the Shire Administration Centre. The purpose of the committee is to ensure that the audit of Council's financial and statutory functions are undertaken in accordance with the provisions of the local Government Act 1995 and associated regulations. The Committee will also undertake a Risk Management function to ensure risk management practices and procedures are fully integrated into the Shire's strategic and operational planning processes and day to day business practices.
Both the Standing Committees, Ordinary Council and Audit and Risk Meetings are open to the media and the public. Council invites all members of the community to attend any Council or Committee meeting and learn firsthand how Council functions.
Provision is made during these meetings for question time from the gallery. This provides members of the public with the opportunity to ask the Council questions on matters of special interest related to the operations of either Council or the particular Standing Committee attended.
Members of the public have an opportunity to talk to items presented to the Standing Committee. If you have an interest in a matter that will be put before a Standing Committee please contact the Shire for further information on 9257 9999.
Due to the more formal nature of the full Council Meeting, people with interest in an item to be considered by Council may only address the Council on this item through a formal deputation.
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