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Wollongong City Council

Delegations Register

General Manager's Delegation

(instrument of delegation)

Pursuant to section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993 and a resolution of the Council at its meeting held on 13 September 2021 Wollongong City Council:

  1. revokes all delegations granted to the General Manager prior to the date of this Instrument; and
  2. delegates to the General Manager, or to the person who acts in that position, all of the functions, powers, duties and authorities of the Council that it may lawfully delegate under the Local Government Act 1993, any other Act, regulation, instrument, rule or the like (including any functions, powers, duties and authorities delegated to the Council by any authority, body, person or the like):
    1. other than those functions prescribed in section 377(1) of the Local Government Act 1993 as functions which may not be delegated; and

      subject to
    2. the Restrictions set out in Column 2 in respect of those functions listed in Column 1 of Schedule 1 of this Instrument, and
    3. compliance with any applicable resolution of the Council.
  3. Fixes the amount, pursuant to clause 213 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021, above which debts to the Council may be written off only by resolution of the Council to be $10,000. A debt of or below that amount can be written off, by order, in writing by the General Manager and details reported to the ARIC on a monthly basis.
  4. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Instrument, Council delegate to the General Manager the authority to accept all tenders, except tenders to provide services currently provided by members of staff, during the following Council recesses:
    1. Between the last meeting of the Council for the calendar year and the first meeting of the following year, with the agreement of the Lord Mayor, or in the absence of the Lord Mayor, with the Deputy Lord Mayor; and
    2. Between the last meeting of the Council term and the day appointed for the next ordinary election; with the agreement of the Lord Mayor, or in the absence of the Lord Mayor, with the Deputy Lord Mayor, and remaining compliant with section 393B(1)(a) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021, and
    3. Between the day appointed for the ordinary election and the first meeting of the new Council term, with the agreement of the Lord Mayor.
Schedule 1
 Column 1
Function*
Column 2
Restriction **
1General Use of DelegationThe General Manager cannot use the delegation in relation to those functions specified in clauses (a) to (u) of section 377(1) of the Local Government Act 1993.
2Granting of Leases on Council PropertyThe General Manager cannot do so if:
i) the term of the proposed lease or licence exceeds ten years; or
ii) the rental payable to Council for the term of the lease exceeds $1,000,000 (including GST) 
3Acceptance of Tenders invited by CouncilThe General Manager cannot do so if:
i) the value of the tender exceeds $500,000 (including GST), or
ii) the tender is to provide services currently provided by members of staff of the Council. 
Notes to assist with interpretation

*To avoid doubt, the list of functions in Column 1 is not to be read as the list of total functions delegated to the General Manager pursuant to this Instrument. Column 1 merely lists those functions which are subject to restrictions as specified in Column 2.

** To avoid doubt, any monetary amount shown is inclusive of GST where applicable.

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