The role of Council

Council operates under the Local Government Act 1989 and is elected to provide leadership and good governance for the municipality and the local community.

Council has a number of roles including:

  • Taking into account the diverse needs of the local community in decision making.

  • Providing leadership by establishing strategic objectives and monitoring achievements.

  • Ensuring that resources are managed in a responsible and accountable manner.

  • Advocating the interests of the local community to other communities and governments.

  • Fostering community cohesion and encouraging active participation in civic life.

Council has a responsibility to respond to the needs of Aboriginal people in this region as identified under the Local Government Act 1989.

This can include an advocacy and facilitation role regarding cultural, heritage, social, health and wellbeing and economic issues. The preparation of the Action Plan demonstrates Council’s commitment to building positive and strong relationship with the
Aboriginal community in Geelong.3

3 Annual Report 2012 – 2013 City of Greater Geelong - page 42


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Page last updated: Thursday, 17 March 2016

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