Governance Structures and Processes


This page outlines the committee structure and related delegations of authority adopted by Council, and appointments of elected members to external organisations.

Standing Committees

After each triennial election, the Council reviews its committee structure. Council's current committee structure was adopted at the first ordinary meeting of the Council following the election held on 16 November 2016. The details of the committee structure, and related terms of reference including delegations of authority, are published on the Committees page.

Appointments to Outside Organisations

Council may from time to time appoint elected members as Council representatives to external organisations or groups, as well as to joint committees formed with other Councils in the region.

Details of such appointments can be found on the Council Organisations page.

Triennial Agreement

The Triennial Agreement is an agreement to work cooperatively and collaboratively with the other Councils in the region. This is required to be signed each triennium under Section 15 of the Local Government Act 2002 by the first of March in the year following the election.

The Triennial Agreement for the 2016-19 triennium will be considered for adoption by Council early in 2017. 

A copy of the Triennial Agreement will be published here once it has been adopted by all Councils in the region.  


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