Committees of Council

Committees of Council are established to consider specific aspects of a local government’s operation. Committees then make recommendations to the full council, or if provided the delegation as per Section 5.16 of the Local Government Act 1995 may make decisions on behalf of Council.

Audit and Risk Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for the annual external audit and liaises with the auditors so that Council can review organisation performance and financial management.

Bush Fire Advisory Committee

The Bush Fire Service comprises 5 Brigades whose members are all trained volunteers. Council seeks input from these members via the Bush Fire Advisory Committee (BFAC) on matters relating to bush fire prevention and control.

Climate Change Adaptation & Sustainability Committee

The Committee held its first meeting on 9 June 2010, following a May 2008 decision to establish a Climate Change Policy Committee. Originally concerned only with the development of a policy on climate change initiatives for endorsement by Council, the scope of the Committee has now broadened.

Capel Economic Development Advisory Committee

The Committee was established in to provide advice to the Shire of Capel in relation to the growth and development of the Capel business and economy, as well as the generation of local employment opportunities within the community. 

The committee consists of:

  • 3 Elected Council Members
  • 2 Government Agency representatives
  • 2 Business Associations
  • 3 Local Business Representatives.

CEO Performance and Renumeration Committee

The Committee is established to assist in the process of the performance and renumeration of the Chief Executive Officer. The Committee then makes recommendations to the Council.

Previous Minutes & Agendas can be found here