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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1993 - SECT 400T

Board of joint organisation

400T Board of joint organisation

(1) The board of a joint organisation is to consist of--
(a) the mayors of each of the member councils, who are each entitled to 1 vote at a meeting of the board, and
(b) any additional voting representatives of the member councils appointed under this section, who are each entitled to 1 vote at a meeting of the board, and
(c) other non-voting representatives, who may attend but are not entitled to vote at a meeting of the board.
(2) The following persons are the non-voting representatives on the board of a joint organisation--
(a) an employee of the Public Service nominated by the Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet,
(b) any other person invited by the board to be a non-voting representative on the board,
(c) any other person, or a member of a class of persons, prescribed by the regulations.
(3) The general manager of each member council may attend meetings of the board.
(4) The chairperson (or, in the absence of the chairperson, a person elected by the voting representatives who are present at a meeting of the board) is to preside at a meeting of the board.
(5) The board may, by resolution, determine to expand the voting representatives on the board to include 1 additional representative nominated by each member council.
(6) Each additional voting representative must be a councillor of the member council. A nomination of a councillor as an additional voting representative may be revoked by the member council at any time without notice and for no stated or any reason.
(7) The quorum for a meeting of the board is a majority of the voting representatives for the time being.
(8) A decision of the board supported by a majority at which a quorum is present is a decision of the joint organisation. The chairperson or person presiding at a meeting of the board does not have, in the event of an equality of votes, a second or casting vote.
(9) The board is required to meet at least 4 times each year, each time in a different quarter of the year.
(10) The regulations may--
(a) prescribe a mechanism for resolving decisions of a board in the event of an equality of votes, and
(b) provide for the operation of the board during a period when councillors or mayors cease to hold office because of pending council elections.



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