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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 211

Authorisation of expenditure

211 Authorisation of expenditure

(1) A council, or a person purporting to act on behalf of a council, must not incur a liability for the expenditure of money unless the council at the annual meeting held in accordance with subclause (2) or at a later ordinary meeting:
(a) has approved the expenditure, and
(b) has voted the money necessary to meet the expenditure.
(2) A council must each year hold a meeting for the purpose of approving expenditure and voting money.
(3) All such approvals and votes lapse at the end of a council's financial year. However, this subclause does not apply to approvals and votes relating to:
(a) work carried out or started, or contracted to be carried out, for the council, or
(b) any service provided, or contracted to be provided, for the council, or
(c) goods or materials provided, or contracted to be provided, for the council, or
(d) facilities provided or started, or contracted to be provided, for the council,
before the end of the year concerned, or to the payment of remuneration to members of the council's staff.



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