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25 June 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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CITY OF BUSSELTON

Late Items FOR THE Council  MEETING TO BE HELD ON 25 June 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ITEM NO.                                        SUBJECT                                                                                                                              PAGE NO.

10..... Reports. 3

10.4        Policy and Legislation Committee - 19/06/2014 - REVIEW OF DELEGATIONS. 3

 


Council                                                                                      3                                                                         25 June 2014

10.             Reports

10.4           Policy and Legislation Committee - 19/06/2014 - REVIEW OF DELEGATIONS

SUBJECT INDEX:

Authorised Delegation of Power / Authority

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE:

Governance systems that deliver responsible, ethical and accountable decision-making.

BUSINESS UNIT:

Governance Services

ACTIVITY UNIT:

Governance

REPORTING OFFICER:

Manager, Governance Services - Lynley Rich

AUTHORISING OFFICER:

Chief Executive Officer - Mike Archer

VOTING REQUIREMENT:

Absolute Majority

ATTACHMENTS:

Attachment a   Existing Local Government Act Delegations to CEO and Committees  

 

This item was considered by the Policy and Legislation Committee at its meeting on 19 June 2014, the recommendations from which have been included in this report. 

 

It is presented as a late report for the 25 June 2014 Council meeting to complete the required statutory review.

 

PRÉCIS

 

The Local Government Act 1995 requires delegations made under that Act to be reviewed by the delegator at least once each financial year.  This review is to fulfil that requirement for the 2013/2014 financial year.  This report is presented for the Council to determine whether or not to continue the delegations in their current form.  Minor changes are recommended to the conditions on the delegation that enables the CEO to consider claims against the local government, and the conditions relating to the donations and sponsorships fund, however, no other changes are otherwise recommended.

 

The reason that no other changes are recommended is that the delegations have been refined over the past seven years since they were developed using the Department of Local Government’s (still current) Guideline Relating to Delegations.   They are considered to continue to provide an appropriate level of decision-making power to the CEO and Committees and are closely examined during any compliance audit.

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

Council has the ability to delegate the exercise of powers and discharge of duties to its Chief Executive Officer or to Committees.  Delegations are required to be reviewed by the delegator (in this case the Council) at least once every financial year. 

 

STATUTORY ENVIRONMENT

 

Section 5.42 of the Local Government Act 1995 provides the Council with the ability to delegate powers and duties to its CEO.  This review is to comply with the requirements of Section 5.46 of the Act.  Some powers and duties cannot be delegated in accordance with Section 5.43 of the Act, such as matters that require an absolute majority decision of the Council. 

 

Section 5.16 of the Act provides the ability for powers and duties to be delegated to Committees.  This review is to comply with the requirements of Section 5.18 of the Act.

 

All delegations must be contained in a register, which is a public document. Wherever a decision is made under delegated authority, records of the decision must be kept in accordance with the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996.

 

RELEVANT PLANS AND POLICIES

 

No implications applicable to the review of delegations, while noting that several of the powers and duties delegated need to be carried out in accordance with applicable policy provisions.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

 

Nil, other than utilising delegated authority creates organisational efficiencies.  Without a system of delegated authority in place, a significant number of day-to-day local government decisions would have to be referred to the Council as agenda reports.

 

STRATEGIC COMMUNITY OBJECTIVES

 

Delegations enable officers to carry out some of the powers and duties of the local government (the Council) which reduces the volume of matters being referred to Council for a decision.  This can effectively reduce the turnaround time for some matters and enables the Council to use its time to undertake its more strategic role.

 

This contributes to the Strategic Community Objective of Governance systems that deliver responsible, ethical and accountable decision-making.  It also provides for efficient and effective decision-making practices leading to a better use of limited resources.

 

RISK ASSESSMENT

 

Not required for a review undertaken in accordance with statutory requirements.

 

CONSULTATION

 

The current delegations were developed in accordance with the Department of Local Government's Delegations guidelines, which remain current, some years ago and have been continually refined ever since.

 

OFFICER COMMENT

 

There are a wide range of powers and duties delegated to the CEO in accordance with the powers provided by Sections 5.42(1)(a) and (b) of the Local Government Act 1995.  These are largely recommended to continue unchanged, with the exception of updating the conditions on the delegations relating to Claims Against the Local Government and the Donations and Sponsorships Fund.  The following table provides an overview of the current delegations and an explanation, where necessary, of the powers exercised by the CEO.  The conditions relating to 6E and 10A are recommended to be updated. 

 

3A

Legislative Function

To determine applications received by the City in accordance with any Local Law and to enforce the provisions of Local Laws.

 

3B

Executive Function

To determine applications received by the City to access, use or otherwise conduct activities on land or property.

 

3D

Notices Requiring Things to be Done

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Section 3.25(1), 3.26(2) and 3.26(3).

This provides for the ability to require actions from an owner or occupier relating to unsightly land, overgrown vegetation, rubbish etc.

3E

General Procedure for Entering Property

To authorise persons on behalf of the local government for the purposes of discharging the duties under Section 3.31(2).

A person requires authorisation in order to enter property.  This enables the CEO to authorise others instead of requiring Council approval.

3F

Power to Remove and Impound

To authorise employees on behalf of the local government for the purposes of discharging the duties under Section 3.39 and 3.40A(1).

A person requires authorisation in order to impound vehicles etc.  This enables the CEO to authorise others instead of requiring Council approval.

3G

Disposing of Uncollected Goods

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Section 3.47(2) and 3.47(2a).

Enables the CEO to dispose of impounded goods when not collected in a specified time, including vehicles.

3H

Thoroughfare Closure

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Section 3.50(1), 3.50(1a), 3.50(4), 3.50(6) and 3.50A.

Enables the CEO to require the closure of roads.

3J

Inviting and Awarding Tenders

To publicly invite tenders by determining the written criteria for deciding which tender should be accepted and to award tenders with a contract value up to $300,000, subject to conditions.

 

3K

Acquiring and Disposing of Property

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Sections 3.58(2) and 3.58(3) and acquire property on the local government's behalf.  The value of the property shall not exceed $100,000.

Enables the CEO to dispose of property of the local government of relatively low value and may include goods surplus to requirements, such as plant, office furniture etc.

5A

Provision of Urgent Legal Services

To provide authorisation in accordance with Council policy “Legal Representation for Council members and employees” for urgent legal services to a maximum value of $10,000.

 

5B

Directions Regarding Unauthorised Development

To give directions in relation to unauthorised development and to authorise any action available to the responsible authority under the Planning and Development Act 2005. 

 

6A

Payments from Municipal Fund

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government in accordance with regulation 12 of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996.

Enables the payment of creditors without specific Council approval.  All payments made must be reported to Council.

6B

Power to Defer, Grant Discounts, Waive or Write Off Debts

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Sections 6.12(1)(b), 6.12(1)(c) and 6.12(3) of the Local Government Act 1995.

Enables the CEO to deal with minor fee waivers and concessions and debt write-off requirements, to a maximum of $2000.

6C

Rates and Service Charges

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Section 6.49, 6.50(1), 6.50(2), 6.56(1), 6.60(2), 6.60(3), 6.60(4), 6.64(1), 6.64(3), 6.71(1), 6.74(1), 6.76(4), 6.76(5), schedule 6.2 clause 1(1) and schedule 6.3 clauses 1(4) and 4(1).

Enables the CEO to determine due dates for rates and to take recovery action for unpaid rates.

6D

Investment

To invest surplus funds in accordance with the Direct Investments section of the Council's investment policy. 

Enables funds to be invested by the CEO as set out in the Council policy.

6E

Payments from Sponsorship and Donations Fund

To determine the allocation of donations and sponsorships from the fund established for this purpose.

This delegation currently requires that individual payments do not exceed $500.  It is proposed that this is changed to not generally exceed $500, however, can be approved at a higher amount following consultation with the Finance Committee.

9A

Appointment of Authorised Persons

To authorise persons, or classes of persons, on behalf of the local government for the purposes of performing particular functions in accordance with Section 9.10(1) and 9.10(2) of the Local Government Act 1995.

A person requires authorisation in order to take enforcement actions.  This enables the CEO to authorise others instead of requiring Council approval.

9B

Authorising Common Seal

To authorise the affixing of the Common Seal of the City to a document that needs the City's Common Seal to be legally effective.

While the CEO can authorise the affixing of the Common Seal so Council approval is not required, it is also necessary for the document to be signed by the Mayor.

10A

Claims Against the Local Government

To consider claims against the local government for damage to property and either accept or deny liability.

This delegation currently has a $300 limit.  It is proposed that this is increased to $500 to match the City’s insurance premium excess amount.

 

With regard to delegation 6E, the delegation currently states that any approved sponsorship donation is not to exceed $500.  However, there have been times when a larger amount has been considered appropriate and the matter is discussed with the Finance Committee.  It is proposed that the conditions are updated to enable the approval to proceed without the need for a report to Council.

 

Existing delegation 10A relating to Claims Against the Local Government currently only enables a payment of $300 if the CEO accepts liability.  This delegation is typically used for small claims accompanied by a waiver and it is considered appropriate to increase the limit to $500 to align with the City’s insurance premium excess amount.

 

All other delegations are recommended to continue unchanged.  This report also seeks to review the delegations that the Council has made to Committees.  No changes are recommended.

 

3I

Meelup Regional Park Management Committee

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Section 3.54(1) of the Local Government Act 1995 as they relate specifically to Meelup Regional Park, in accordance with the City's Strategic Plan, Park's management plan and Council's budget.

6F

Busselton Settlement Art Project Steering Committee

To approve the disbursement of funds as approved by the Council in its annual budget for the purpose of raising funds for the project.

7A

Audit Committee

To meet with the auditor on behalf of the local government in accordance with the requirements of Section 7.12A(2).

 

CONCLUSION

 

The existing delegations have served the organisation well and provide a sufficient level of authority to the CEO and Committees to enable timely consideration of day to day local government matters.  It is recommended that all existing delegations are continued, subject to the minor changes recommended.

 

OPTIONS

 

The Council may decide that it requires more or less powers and duties to be delegated to the CEO or Committees, or that it wishes to place additional conditions on any of the delegations.

 

TIMELINE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF OFFICER RECOMMENDATION

 

Any determinations on the delegations will be effective immediately the Council's decision is made.

 

OFFICER RECOMMENDATION

ABSOLUTE MAJORITY DECISION OF COUNCIL REQUIRED

 

That the Council, having conducted the statutory annual review of delegations made under the Local Government Act 1995:

 

1.    delegates to the CEO of the City of Busselton in accordance with Section 5.42(1)(a) and (b) of the Local Government Act 1995 the following powers and duties:

 

3A

Legislative Function

To determine applications received by the City in accordance with a Local Law made by the City of Busselton in accordance with Subdivision 2 of Division 2 of Part 3 of the Local Government Act 1995 and to enforce the provisions of those local laws and to otherwise exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under those local laws.

3B

Executive Function

To determine applications received by the City to access, use or otherwise conduct activities on land or property that is owned by or vested with the City of Busselton.

3D

Notices Requiring Things to be Done

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Section 3.25(1), 3.26(2) and 3.26(3) of the Local Government Act 1995.

3E

General Procedure for Entering Property

To authorise persons on behalf of the local government for the purposes of discharging the duties under Section 3.31(2) of the Local Government Act 1995.

3F

Power to Remove and Impound

To authorise employees on behalf of the local government for the purposes of discharging the duties under Section 3.39 and 3.40A(1) of the Local Government Act 1995.

3G

Disposing of Uncollected Goods

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Section 3.47(2) and 3.47(2a) of the Local Government Act 1995.

3H

Thoroughfare Closure

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Section 3.50(1), 3.50(1a), 3.50(4), 3.50(6) and 3.50A of the Local Government Act 1995 and regulation 6(3) of the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996.

3J

Inviting Tenders and Choice of Tender

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Regulation 14 of the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations to publicly invite tenders by determining the written criteria for deciding which tender should be accepted.

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Regulation 18 of the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations relating to Choice of Tender.

Conditions

The delegation is subject to:

a)         Utilising the standard selection criteria as per Policy 031;

b)        Following the City’s operational practice utilising tender evaluation processes and documentation developed by WALGA;

c)         Compliance with the requirements of the City’s Purchasing Policy as it relates to tendering; and

d)        Acceptance of a tender is not to exceed a contract value of $300,000.

3K

Acquiring and Disposing of Property

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Sections 3.58(2) and 3.58(3) of the Local Government Act 1995, and further to acquire property on the local government's behalf. 

Conditions

The value of the property shall not exceed $100,000 in accordance with Section 5.43(d) of the Local Government Act 1995.

5A

Provision of Urgent Legal Services

To provide authorisation in accordance with Council policy "Legal Representation for Council members and employees" for urgent legal services to a maximum of $10,000. 

Conditions

The determination must be made in accordance with the provisions of the Council policy "Legal Representation for Council members and employees".

5B

Directions Regarding Unauthorised Development

To give directions in relation to unauthorised development and to authorise any action available to the responsible authority under the Planning and Development Act 2005 incidental to such written direction. 

6A

Payments from Municipal Fund

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government in accordance with regulation 12 of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996, in relation to Section 6.10 of the Local Government Act 1995.

6B

Power to Defer, Grant Discounts, Waive or Write Off Debts

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Sections 6.12(1)(b), 6.12(1)(c) and 6.12(3) of the Local Government Act 1995.

Conditions

Any waiver or granting of a concession shall only be for up to $2000 and considered solely on its merits; and any debt write off approved shall be less than $1000 if it is more than 12 months old or less than $200 if it is between 90 days and 12 months old.

6C

Rates and Service Charges

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Section 6.49, 6.50(1), 6.50(2), 6.56(1), 6.60(2), 6.60(3), 6.60(4), 6.64(1), 6.64(3), 6.71(1), 6.74(1), 6.76(4), 6.76(5), schedule 6.2 clause 1(1) and schedule 6.3 clauses 1(4) and 4(1) of the Local Government Act 1995.

Conditions

The delegation shall be exercised within the limitations identified in delegation LGA 3K regarding the value of property.

6D

Investment

To invest surplus funds in accordance with the Direct Investments section of the Council's investment policy. 

Conditions

Council approval is required for any investment in Managed Investments.

6E

Payments from Sponsorship and Donations Fund

To determine the allocation of donations and sponsorships from the fund established for this purpose in accordance with the Council's tiered funding scheme.

Conditions

Individual payments from this fund are generally not to exceed $500, however, can be approved where consultation with the Finance Committee has first occurred.

9A

Appointment of Authorised Persons

To authorise persons, or classes of persons, on behalf of the local government for the purposes of performing particular functions in accordance with Section 9.10(1) and 9.10(2) of the Local Government Act 1995.

9B

Authorising Common Seal

To authorise the affixing of the Common Seal of the City to a document that needs the City's Common Seal to be legally effective and that is in one or more of the following categories -

1.            documents required to satisfy conditions of subdivision and/or development approval;

2.            documents required to effect the transfer of land as part of a settlement transaction (sale and purchase);

3.            documents required to secure the repayment of a loan granted by the City, a loan granted to the City by a third party and/or to secure the pre-funding of infrastructure works by the City;

4.            documents required to effect the grant of leasehold interests in the land either by the City to a third party, or by a third party to the City;

5.            documents required to effect the grant of a licence either by the City to a third party, or by a third party to the City;

6.            documents required to effect the subdivision of land, including the strata titling of land;

7.            documents which are capable of registration and/or lodgement at Landgate (WA Land Titles office); and

8.            documents that are necessary or appropriate to enable a CEO to carry out his functions under any written law.


Conditions

The document must not be inconsistent with a Council policy or resolution.  While the CEO can authorise the affixing of the Common Seal to a document as classified, it is noted that it is also necessary for the document to be signed by both the Mayor and the CEO (or a senior employee authorised by the CEO).

10A

Claims Against the Local Government

To consider claims against the local government for damage to property and either accept or deny liability.

Conditions

The claim shall not exceed $500.  Payment up to $500 is able to be made upon receipt of a release form.

 

2.    delegates to Committees in accordance with Section 5.16 of the Local Government Act 1995 the following powers and duties: 

 

3I

Meelup Regional Park Management Committee

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Section 3.54(1) of the Local Government Act 1995 as they relate specifically to Meelup Regional Park, in accordance with the City's Strategic Plan, Park's management plan and Council's budget.

Conditions

Normal maintenance and servicing (eg. building maintenance and operations, maintenance of grassed areas and surrounds, rubbish removal, etc) of the coastal foreshore recreation areas at the localities of Eagle Bay, Meelup Beach and Castle Rock are to be undertaken by the City; and all law enforcement (eg bush fire control, litter control, etc) is to be exercised by the City's Ranger and Fire Services.

6F

Busselton Settlement Art Project Steering Committee

To approve the disbursement of funds as approved by the Council in its annual budget for the purpose of raising funds for the project.

Conditions

The budget provided by the Council is to be used for fundraising events and initiatives, including the marketing and promotion of such events and initiatives.

7A

Audit Committee

To meet with the auditor on behalf of the local government in accordance with the requirements of Section 7.12A(2) of the Local Government Act 1995.

 

 

Note:  The Committee made a minor change to the conditions on Delegation 6E to clarify when payments of sponsorship can exceed $500.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

ABSOLUTE MAJORITY DECISION OF COUNCIL REQUIRED

 

That the Council, having conducted the statutory annual review of delegations made under the Local Government Act 1995:

 

1.    delegates to the CEO of the City of Busselton in accordance with Section 5.42(1)(a) and (b) of the Local Government Act 1995 the following powers and duties:

 

3A

Legislative Function

To determine applications received by the City in accordance with a Local Law made by the City of Busselton in accordance with Subdivision 2 of Division 2 of Part 3 of the Local Government Act 1995 and to enforce the provisions of those local laws and to otherwise exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under those local laws.

3B

Executive Function

To determine applications received by the City to access, use or otherwise conduct activities on land or property that is owned by or vested with the City of Busselton.

3D

Notices Requiring Things to be Done

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Section 3.25(1), 3.26(2) and 3.26(3) of the Local Government Act 1995.

3E

General Procedure for Entering Property

To authorise persons on behalf of the local government for the purposes of discharging the duties under Section 3.31(2) of the Local Government Act 1995.

3F

Power to Remove and Impound

To authorise employees on behalf of the local government for the purposes of discharging the duties under Section 3.39 and 3.40A(1) of the Local Government Act 1995.

3G

Disposing of Uncollected Goods

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Section 3.47(2) and 3.47(2a) of the Local Government Act 1995.

3H

Thoroughfare Closure

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Section 3.50(1), 3.50(1a), 3.50(4), 3.50(6) and 3.50A of the Local Government Act 1995 and regulation 6(3) of the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996.

3J

Inviting Tenders and Choice of Tender

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Regulation 14 of the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations to publicly invite tenders by determining the written criteria for deciding which tender should be accepted.

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Regulation 18 of the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations relating to Choice of Tender.

Conditions

The delegation is subject to:

a)         Utilising the standard selection criteria as per Policy 031;

b)        Following the City’s operational practice utilising tender evaluation processes and documentation developed by WALGA;

c)         Compliance with the requirements of the City’s Purchasing Policy as it relates to tendering; and

d)        Acceptance of a tender is not to exceed a contract value of $300,000.

3K

Acquiring and Disposing of Property

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Sections 3.58(2) and 3.58(3) of the Local Government Act 1995, and further to acquire property on the local government's behalf. 

Conditions

The value of the property shall not exceed $100,000 in accordance with Section 5.43(d) of the Local Government Act 1995.

5A

Provision of Urgent Legal Services

To provide authorisation in accordance with Council policy "Legal Representation for Council members and employees" for urgent legal services to a maximum of $10,000. 

Conditions

The determination must be made in accordance with the provisions of the Council policy "Legal Representation for Council members and employees".

5B

Directions Regarding Unauthorised Development

To give directions in relation to unauthorised development and to authorise any action available to the responsible authority under the Planning and Development Act 2005 incidental to such written direction. 

6A

Payments from Municipal Fund

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government in accordance with regulation 12 of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996, in relation to Section 6.10 of the Local Government Act 1995.

6B

Power to Defer, Grant Discounts, Waive or Write Off Debts

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Sections 6.12(1)(b), 6.12(1)(c) and 6.12(3) of the Local Government Act 1995.

Conditions

Any waiver or granting of a concession shall only be for up to $2000 and considered solely on its merits; and any debt write off approved shall be less than $1000 if it is more than 12 months old or less than $200 if it is between 90 days and 12 months old.

6C

Rates and Service Charges

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Section 6.49, 6.50(1), 6.50(2), 6.56(1), 6.60(2), 6.60(3), 6.60(4), 6.64(1), 6.64(3), 6.71(1), 6.74(1), 6.76(4), 6.76(5), schedule 6.2 clause 1(1) and schedule 6.3 clauses 1(4) and 4(1) of the Local Government Act 1995.

Conditions

The delegation shall be exercised within the limitations identified in delegation LGA 3K regarding the value of property.

6D

Investment

To invest surplus funds in accordance with the Direct Investments section of the Council's investment policy. 

Conditions

Council approval is required for any investment in Managed Investments.

6E

Payments from Sponsorship and Donations Fund

To determine the allocation of donations and sponsorships from the fund established for this purpose in accordance with the Council's tiered funding scheme.

Conditions

Individual payments from this fund are not to exceed $500 unless consultation with the Finance Committee has first occurred.

9A

Appointment of Authorised Persons

To authorise persons, or classes of persons, on behalf of the local government for the purposes of performing particular functions in accordance with Section 9.10(1) and 9.10(2) of the Local Government Act 1995.

9B

Authorising Common Seal

To authorise the affixing of the Common Seal of the City to a document that needs the City's Common Seal to be legally effective and that is in one or more of the following categories -

1.            documents required to satisfy conditions of subdivision and/or development approval;

2.            documents required to effect the transfer of land as part of a settlement transaction (sale and purchase);

3.            documents required to secure the repayment of a loan granted by the City, a loan granted to the City by a third party and/or to secure the pre-funding of infrastructure works by the City;

4.            documents required to effect the grant of leasehold interests in the land either by the City to a third party, or by a third party to the City;

5.            documents required to effect the grant of a licence either by the City to a third party, or by a third party to the City;

6.            documents required to effect the subdivision of land, including the strata titling of land;

7.            documents which are capable of registration and/or lodgement at Landgate (WA Land Titles office); and

8.            documents that are necessary or appropriate to enable a CEO to carry out his functions under any written law.


Conditions

The document must not be inconsistent with a Council policy or resolution.  While the CEO can authorise the affixing of the Common Seal to a document as classified, it is noted that it is also necessary for the document to be signed by both the Mayor and the CEO (or a senior employee authorised by the CEO).

10A

Claims Against the Local Government

To consider claims against the local government for damage to property and either accept or deny liability.

Conditions

The claim shall not exceed $500.  Payment up to $500 is able to be made upon receipt of a release form.

 

2.    delegates to Committees in accordance with Section 5.16 of the Local Government Act 1995 the following powers and duties: 

 

3I

Meelup Regional Park Management Committee

To exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the local government under Section 3.54(1) of the Local Government Act 1995 as they relate specifically to Meelup Regional Park, in accordance with the City's Strategic Plan, Park's management plan and Council's budget.

Conditions

Normal maintenance and servicing (eg. building maintenance and operations, maintenance of grassed areas and surrounds, rubbish removal, etc) of the coastal foreshore recreation areas at the localities of Eagle Bay, Meelup Beach and Castle Rock are to be undertaken by the City; and all law enforcement (eg bush fire control, litter control, etc) is to be exercised by the City's Ranger and Fire Services.

6F

Busselton Settlement Art Project Steering Committee

To approve the disbursement of funds as approved by the Council in its annual budget for the purpose of raising funds for the project.

Conditions

The budget provided by the Council is to be used for fundraising events and initiatives, including the marketing and promotion of such events and initiatives.

7A

Audit Committee

To meet with the auditor on behalf of the local government in accordance with the requirements of Section 7.12A(2) of the Local Government Act 1995.

 

 

 


Council                                                                                      15                                                                                  25 June 2014

10.4                             Policy and Legislation Committee - 19/06/2014 - REVIEW OF DELEGATIONS   

Attachment a          Existing Local Government Act Delegations to CEO and Committees