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Officer delegated decisions

The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations came into force on the 5 August 2014. The Regulations require officers to produce written records of decisions that they make.

The principal provisions relating to the recording of decisions by officers are:

A decision-making officer must produce a written record of any decision that falls within what is paragraph 7(2) of the Regulations. Paragraph 7(2) provides a decision that falls within this paragraph if the relevant local government body or committee would otherwise have taken it, but delegates it to an officer of that body either:

  • Under a specific express authorisation; or
  • Under a general authorisation to officers to take such decisions and the effect of the decision is to:
    • Grant a permission or licence;
    • Affect the rights of an individual; or
    • Award a contract or incur expenditure that materially affects our financial position.

We have identified the express delegations to all officers.

Our Constitution, Part 1 to Part 3 (PDF: 870 Kb/109 pages), under Part 3, Schedule 1, Delegation of Council Functions to Council Officers includes the express delegations. The delegations are to:

  • The Chief Executive;
  • The Deputy Chief Executive;
  • The Director of Finance;
  • The Deputy Director Technical Services; and
  • The Assistant Director Environmental Services.

Our Register of Officer Delegated Decisions records all decisions made by one of the officers above.

Officers make decisions in accordance with our policy and strategy requirements.

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