Results of Elections of Chair of Council Standing Committees
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of its three Standing Committees on Monday (16 October) and Councillors Greg Mohr and Stephen Lawrence were elected unopposed as Chairpersons for the Mayoral term (two years).
The election of the Chair was the first agenda item for each Committee with the following results:
- Councillor Greg Mohr was elected Chair Economic Development, Business and Corporate Committee
- Councillor Stephen Lawrence was elected Chair Planning, Development and Environment Committee
- Councillor Stephen Lawrence was elected Chair Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee
Standing Committees are formed under the provisions of the Local Government Act which also provides for the election of a Chairperson from the Committee. The leadership role of a Committee Chairs in Council includes chairing meetings of Standing Committees and acting as spokespersons for the Committees they chair.
Councillor Greg Mohr commented on being elected Chair of the Economic Development, Business and Corporate Committee that the Committee system was an essential part of community involvement in the work of Council.
“The committee system plays an important role in bringing matters before council in advance of the monthly meeting of Council. Through communicating to the community the work of the committees we play an essential role as Chair in bringing the community into the work of Council,” Councillor Mohr said.
Councillor Lawrence said on being elected Chair of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee and the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee that he was looking forward to taking an active role in the Council.
“I put my hand up to be chair of a committee to maximise my involvement in the business of council. I look forward to chairing committee meetings and helping to get the most out of the meetings for all councillors and the community. My colleague councillor Mohr has already been of great assistance in helping me to learn my way around council processes and committee work,” Councillor Lawrence said.
Committee recommendations will be formally considered in reports at Council’s ordinary meeting, generally the following week after the Standing Committee meetings. Full Committee and Council agendas are available on Council’s website www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au
Councillor Stephen Lawrence Phone 0498 882 269
Councillor Greg Mohr Phone 0429 477 919
Council Communications Phone 6801 4000
Last Edited: 19 Oct 2017