10-30 Councillors Access To Information
This Circular has been prepared with the assistance of the NSW Ombudsman, the Independent Commission Against Corruption and the NSW Office of the Information Commissioner.
The Local Government Act 1993 (the LGA) requires that councillors as a group direct and control the council’s affairs, allocate resources, determine policy, and monitor its performance. As individuals, councillors also communicate council policy and decisions to the community, exercise community leadership and represent the views of residents and ratepayers to council. A councillor’s role extends beyond attendance at formal meetings of council.
The LGA also makes it clear that the general manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the council. Read more...