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Wollongong City Council

Delegations to the General Manager

Section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) provides for the delegation of functions that may be made by a Council to a General Manager. It is Council’s practice to provide delegations to the General Manager by exception. That is, the position of General Manager is delegated all functions that a council is able to delegate (some cannot) except for those specifically mentioned. This approach overcomes the impracticality of identifying every function imposed on Council by legislation and deciding whether or not each function should be delegated. In addition, delegation by exception is the most appropriate approach to deal with frequent changing legislation.

At its Ordinary meeting on 3 September 2018, Council resolved that:

  1. Council delegate to the General Manager all of the delegable functions of the Council, but excluding:
    1. Those functions specified in clauses (a) to (u) of section 377(1) of the Local Government Act 1993.
    2. The granting of leases of Council property where the total lease rental payable to Council for the term of the lease is more than $1 million (including GST).
    3. The granting of leases of Council property where the term of the lease is for 10 years or more.
    4. The acceptance of tenders required to be invited pursuant to section 55 of the Local Government Act 1993 as at the date of this delegation.
  2. Council fix the amount of $3,000 as the amount above which any individual rate charge or debt owed to the Council may be written off only by resolution of the Council pursuant to clauses 131(1) and 213(2) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005