Councillors and Committees
Local government has a key role in representing their local community on matters of concern and advocating on behalf of their constituencies to state and federal levels of government, statutory authorities and other sectors.
These roles often take many different approaches but share several characteristics. All have a positive effect on accountability and responsibility, good working relationships and governing in the best interests of the entire municipality.
To ensure Councillors are accountable to both the community and to their own constituents, Mitchell Shire Council appoints Councillors and Council Officers to regional, state-wide and local committees and organisations on an annual cycle. The appointment of Mitchell Shire Council representatives to committees and regional, state-wide and local organisations is traditionally taken in conjunction with the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor. In November, Council endorsed the Committees and Organisations - Review of Appointment (PDF 347KB)