Kiama have nine Councillors who are elected each four years by residents and ratepayers of the Municipality. Elections for the Mayor are held annually among the Councillors.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) provides guidelines about lobbying councillors. More information is available in the ICAC's “tips sheet”.
Council meets at 5pm on the third Tuesday of each month. Dates and details of Council meetings are available to the public.The General Manager, Directors, a number of Managers and Employees also attend the meetings where important business about the Municipality is discussed.
Council meetings are generally open to the public and the press, however some items are considered confidential and discussed in a “closed” session”. View more information about how confidential items are managed at Council meetings.
Comprehensive agendas for the meeting, called “Business Papers” are available to members of the public.
Council is proud of its strong reputation in the community. We have a number of policies and procedures that outline our expectations so that we can maintain this hard-earned reputation. These are available to the public and include:
The Division of Local Government conducts reviews of councils to assist with continuous improvement. Kiama Council's last review was conducted in 2006 (pdf 466 KB).
Council's Policies and Management Plans are available to the public.
Last updated: Friday 22 March, 2013