Delegations are the way in which Council enables other people/bodies (usually Council officers) to make decisions and carry out duties on its behalf.
The Local Government Act 1993 (Act), and other relevant legislation, authorises Council to undertake a range of functions by way of delegations and authorisations to staff (or another person or body such as a section 355 committee).
Section 377 of the Act allows the elected Council to delegate, by Council resolution, authority to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to make most of the decisions and perform most of the functions required for Council to operate on a day to day basis. In turn the CEO sub-delegates functions to Council staff.
A listing of delegations and authorities are available for download in our Register of Authorities.(PDF, 407KB)