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The residents and ratepayers of South Gippsland Shire Council Shire are represented by 9 elected Councillors who play a vital leadership role in creating and implementing their community’s vision, strategic direction and values. Councillors guide the development of local policies, set service standards and priorities, and monitor the performance of the organisation.
Councillors’ responsibilities include:
- strategic planning and allocating resources via the council budget
- representing ratepayers and residents and advocating on a broad range of issues
- liaising and coordinating with other levels of government, non-government, community groups and the private sector
- overseeing the management of community assets and facilitating community participation
- managing the relationship with, and employment of, the Chief Executive Officer
Your Councillors were elected to Council for a four year term on Saturday 27 October 2012. Councillors are pleased to discuss with you any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important.
Councillors are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances. By law, all members of the Council are required to complete a Declaration of Interest form, the details of which are published annually.
Councillors adopted their Code of Conduct in 2016 which sets out the conduct principles which they follow as they undertake their duties and represent their constituents.