11-14 Guidelines for the Appointment and Oversight of General Managers
The Division of Local Government has issued Guidelines under section 23A of the Local Government Act 1993 to assist councillors to be aware of their
obligations under the Local Government Act, the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 and the Standard Contract of Employment for General Managers when recruiting, appointing, reappointing and managing the performance of general managers.
The Guidelines, which are designed to provide a summary of essential matters that must be addressed by councils when engaging in these processes, were developed in consultation with the Local Government and Shires Associations, Local Government Managers Australia (NSW) and NSW councils.
As the Guidelines have been issued under section 23A of the Local Government Act, councils must take the Guidelines into consideration when exercising functions related to the recruitment, oversight and performance management of general managers.
The Guidelines for the Appointment and Oversight of General Managers are available on the ‘Publications’ page of the Division’s website at www.dlg.nsw.gov.au .
Chief Executive, Local Government
A Division of the Department of Premier and Cabinet