Council committees

We have a range of committees to exercise Council powers, advise Council on specific issues and services, or manage Council assets.

Delegated committees

Delegated committees exercise powers, duties and functions of Council on its behalf. Membership of a delegated committee must include at least two Councillors and the committee must be chaired by a Councillor.

Current delegated committees of Council include:

Advisory committees

Advisory committees help plan and develop services across specific areas of Council. Members are volunteers and committees may be a mix of residents, industry/sector specialists, Councillors and Council officers. 

Occasionally we establish internal advisory committees/working groups comprising solely of Councillors and officers to pursue specific issues.

The purpose of advisory committees is to:

  • advise on program development and policy direction
  • provide information to Councillors
  • comment on issues relating to their area of expertise
  • develop and support committee members’ skills
  • develop partnerships between Councillors, participants and Council.

Audit and Risk Committee

View the Audit and Risk Committee Charter(PDF, 1MB)

For more information, contact Director Corporate on (03) 5422 0333 or

Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee

Contact Council's Coordinator Emergency Management, on (03) 5422 0333 or

Community asset committees

Community asset committees are established by Council for the purpose of managing a community asset in the shire. They operate under instruments of delegation from the CEO and are established under Section 65 of the Local Government Act 2020.

Stanley Park Community Asset Committee

In August 2022 the Stanley Park Community Asset Committee was formed and office bearers elected. 

View the Instrument of Delegation(DOCX, 54KB)Instrument of Delegation(PDF, 244KB), which sets out the powers, duties and functions of the committee.

To contact the committee, see Stanley Park.