Role of a Councillor

The role of a Councillor:

As a member of the governing body of the Council is:

  • to provide a civic leadership role in guiding the development of the community strategic plan for the area and to be responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Council’s Delivery Program(PDF, 2MB).
  • to direct and control the affairs of the Council in accordance with Local Government Act.
  • to participate in the optimum allocation of the Council’s resources for the benefit of the area.
  • to play a key role in the creation and review of the Council’s policies and objectives and criteria relating to the exercise of the Council’s regulatory functions.
  • to review the performance of the Council and its delivery of services, and the delivery program(PDF, 2MB) and revenue(PDF, 789KB) policies of the Council.

As an elected person is:

  • to represent the interests of the residents and ratepayers.
  • to provide leadership and guidance to the community.
  • to facilitate communication between the community and the Council.