The Roper Gulf Shire Council
The Northern Territory Local Government Act 2008 vests the Shire Council with the power to control and manage the business of the Shire.
The Shire Council governs the operation of the Shire through the Chief Executive Officer and senior management.
The Shire’s Elected Council does not become involved in the day to day management of the Shire - this is the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer and senior management.
The Shire’s Elected Council is responsible for focusing on activities including:
- determine, monitor and review the Shire’s strategic plan and business plan
- determine strategic/governance policies of the Shire
- recommend the appointment of members to committees within and outside of the Shire
- monitor and evaluate the Chief Executive Officer’s performance
- approve Shire debts being written off
- approve the borrowing of monies for Shire purposes
- monitor the Shire’s compliance with its legal obligations
- review where necessary the Shire’s code of conduct, meeting procedures and delegation of Shire Council powers
- determine the allowances to be paid to the Mayor and Councillors
- attend Shire Council and general meetings of the Shire to obtain and exchange information and decision making
- act in accordance with the Shire’s code of conduct.