One of the most important functions undertaken by a council's Mayor and Elected Members is attending council meetings and participating in the decision-making process.
Decisions made at a formal council meeting provide the direction and authority for the council's ongoing operations. These decisions give direction to the CEO and are implemented by council staff.
Meetings also allow the Mayor and Elected Members to decide the council's policy direction and make decisions on other statutory matters.
Council is a corporate body and can only make decisions by resolution. This means a motion must be put to a properly-convened meeting and can only be passed by a majority vote.
The City of Charles Sturt has in place various committees to assist Council to conduct its business and these Committee are responsible to and report directly to Council, with the exception of the Development Assessment Panel (DAP).
Council, Committee and DAP meetings are open to the public and media except on occasions where there is discussion of confidential items relating to, for example, staff or legal matters. Meetings are held in the Civic Centre at 72 Woodville Road Woodville.
Council, Committee and DAP agenda papers are available on the website on the Thursday night prior to the nominated meeting dates and will also be available on the night of the meeting. Minutes are available on the website within five days of the meeting.
Further information on Council, Committee and DAP including scheduled dates, agenda, reports and minutes can be accessed via the links below.