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Council

Your Council is made up of seven elected members who represent ratepayers for the Town of Mosman Park.

Six of the elected members are Councillors and the other being the Mayor. The role of the Council is to make decisions to enable the Town of Mosman Park community to thrive now and for future generations.

The Administration of the Council deliver community-focused services that make Mosman Park a great place to live, such as our beautiful parks and river and ocean environments, our community groups and local businesses.

Under the Local Government Act 1995 Council is charged with the following responsibilities:

Governs the Town’s affairs

This role encompasses strategic planning activities to ensure the continued sustainability of the Town, the setting of strategic objectives and monitoring the Town’s performance against these strategic objectives.

Is responsible for the performance of the Town’s functions

This role determines that Council has ultimate responsibility for the performance of the Town’s functions. Council can exercise this responsibility through the development of appropriate mechanisms including delegations of authority, the provision of services and facilities, and regular reporting against strategic objectives.

Oversees the allocation of the Town’s finances and resources

Council exercises this role by overseeing and adopting an Annual Budget and the Long Term Financial Plan. Council is advised by the CEO who is also responsible for the development of appropriate financial controls, management protocols and practices.

Determines the Town’s policies

The role of Council in setting policy is most effective when it is linked with a professional organisation that implements these policies through the development of appropriate management protocols and work processes. The policies of Council provide the direction for the ongoing management of City activities.