Council may establish one or more special committees of the Council, which may be comprised of Councillors and other persons as members. These Committees have been established by Council under section 86 of the Local Government Act 1989.
Section 86 Special Committees are established to assist Council with executing specific functions or duties. By instrument of delegation, Council may delegate to the committees such functions and powers of the Council that it deems appropriate, utilising provisions of the Local Government Act 1989 (the Act). The Council cannot delegate certain powers as specifically indicated in section 86(4) of the Act.
The Committees listed below are those comprised of Councillors. The Minutes of each Committee have been provided below.
Development Assessment Committee
The Development Assessment Committee acts as a delegate of Council in determining planning applications made under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 in line with its Terms of Reference and Protocol for Calling in Planning Applications.
The Committee also provides advice to Council on trends, issues and other matters relating to planning or development that have become apparent or arisen through the Committee’s assessment of applications under the Act.
Urban Growth Strategy Committee
The role of the Urban Growth Strategy Committee is to develop a vision and planning principles to guide and manage future urban growth and development in the Shire. This Committee monitors the implementation of phase 1 and 2 of the Moorabool Growth Planning Initiative, against the agreed milestones and timelines.
Rural Growth Strategy Committee
The Rural Growth Strategy Committee is a Delegated Committee established under section 86 of the Local Government Act 1989. Its role is to develop a vision and planning principles to guide and manage future rural growth and development in the Shire. This Committee will monitor the implementation of phase 1 and 2 of the Moorabool Growth Planning Initiative, against the agreed milestones and timelines.
23 March 2016
Agenda (PDF, 10.6 MB)
Minutes (Meeting cancelled)
7 July 2016
Agenda (PDF, 47.5 MB)
Place Making Advisory Committee
The Place Making Committee has been established under Section 86 of the Local Government Act 1989 and are conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1989 and Council’s Meeting Procedure Local Law.
The Place Making Committee's function is to support development of a vision, framework, policies and strategic documents that guides future sustainable development in appropriate locations in the Shire, addressing land use, amenity and lifestyle opportunities whilst matching growth with the provision of physical and social infrastructure.
15 June 2016
Social Development Advisory Committee
The Social Development Committee has been established under Section 86 of the Local Government Act 1989.
The Social Development Committee's function is to consider and make recommendations to the Council regarding Social and Recreation Planning, Social and Recreation Policy Development, Community Grants, Reserve and Hall Committees of Management, Leisure Services Contractual Arrangements and to provide feedback to Officers during the development of Strategic Plans and Policies.
16 March 2016
18 May 2016
20 July 2016
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