Section 44 of the Local Government Act 1999 allows Council to delegate many of its powers and functions (within certain stated conditions and exemptions) to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who may then sub-delegate those powers and functions to other responsible staff. Council may also delegate their powers and functions to a Committee of Council.
As an officer who holds delegations, they may choose not to exercise that delegation and bring a matter direct to Council for direction. Furthermore, delegations can be revoked at any time by Council.
To meet council’s operational requirements a Delegation Register has been established as a record of these powers and functions that have been delegated from Council to the CEO.
Council must review the Register at least once every financial year.