Councillors

 
Your Councillors Contact Details

Cr Rhonda Hoban
Mayor

56 Richards Lane
NEWEE CREEK
NSW 2447

mayor@nambucca.nsw.gov.au

M: 0408 661 412
F: 02 6569 5556
P: 02 6569 5556

 

Cr Martin Ballangarry OAM
Deputy Mayor
 
6 Carbin Street
BOWRAVILLE
NSW 2449

martin.ballangarry@nambucca.nsw.gov.au

H: 02 6564 7396
M: 0484 142 446
Cr John Ainsworth
 
72 Gumma Road
MACKSVILLE
NSW 2447
 
 
F: 02 6568 1502
P: 02 6568 1502

Cr Brian Finlayson

PO Box 176
MACKSVILLE
NSW 2447

brian.finlayson@nambucca.nsw.gov.au

F: 02 6564 7952
P: 02 6564 7028

Cr Susan Jenvey

Viewmount Macadamias
205 Mitchells Road
VALLA
NSW 2448
 
 
P: 02 6569 5791

Cr David Jones

75 Mann Street
NAMBUCCA HEADS
NSW 2448
 

M: 0419 646 469

Cr Janine Reed

941 Taylors Arm Road
UTUNGUN
NSW 2447

janine.reed@nambucca.nsw.gov.au

H: 02 6569 6114
B: 02 6568 1145

Cr Anne Smyth
28 Charlton Street
NAMBUCCA HEADS
NSW 2448

anne.smyth@nambucca.nsw.gov.au

P:    02 6568 8434

Cr John Wilson

8/20 Bellinger Street
NAMBUCCA HEADS
NSW 2448

john.wilson@nambucca.nsw.gov.au

M: 0437 134 140

What is the role of the Mayor?

The role of the Mayor is as follows: 
  • to be the leader of the Council and a leader in the local community
  • to advance community cohesion and promote civic awareness
  • to be the principal member and spokesperson of the governing body, including representing the views of the Council as to its local priorities
  • to exercise, in cases of necessity, the policy-making functions of the governing body of the Council between meetings of the Council
  • to preside at meetings of the Council
  • to ensure that meetings of the Council are conducted efficiently, effectively and in accordance with this Act
  • to ensure the timely development and adoption of the strategic plans, programs and policies of the Council
  • to promote the effective and consistent implementation of the strategic plans, programs and policies of the Council
  • to promote partnerships between the Council and key stakeholders
  • to advise, consult with and provide strategic direction to the general manager in relation to the implementation of the strategic plans and policies of the Council
  • in conjunction with the general manager, to ensure adequate opportunities and mechanisms for engagement between the Council and the local community
  • to carry out the civic and ceremonial functions of the Mayoral Office
  • to represent the Council on regional organisations and at inter-governmental forums at regional State and Commonwealth level
  • in consultation with the Councillors, to lead performance appraisals of the General Manager
  • to exercise any other functions of the Council that the Council determines.

What is the role of a Councillor?

The role of a Councillor is, as a member of the governing body of the Council:
  • to be an active and contributing member of the governing body
  • to make considered and well informed decisions as a member of the governing body
  • to participate in the development of the integrated planning and reporting framework
  • to represent the collective interests of residents, ratepayers and the local community
  • to facilitate communication between the local community and the governing body
  • to uphold and represent accurately the policies and decisions of the governing body
  • to make all reasonable efforts to acquire and maintain the skills necessary to perform the role of a Councillor
  • to be accountable to the local community for the performance of the Council.

What are the functions of General Manager?

The General Manager of Council has the following functions:
  • to conduct the day-to-day management of the Council in accordance with the strategic plans programs, strategies and policies of the Council
  • to implement, without undue delay, lawful decisions of the Council
  • to advise the Mayor and the governing body on the development and implementation of the strategic plans, programs, strategies and policies of the Council
  • to advise the Mayor and the governing body on the appropriate form of community consultation on the strategic plans, programs, strategies and policies of the Council and other matters related to the Council
  • to prepare, in consultation with the Mayor and the governing body, the Council’s community strategic plan, community engagement strategy, resourcing strategy, delivery program, operational plan and annual report
  • to ensure that the Mayor and other Councillors are given timely information and advice and the administrative and professional support necessary to effectively discharge their functions
  • to exercise any of the functions of the Council that are delegated by the Council to the General Manager
  • to appoint staff in accordance with the organisation structure determined under this Chapter and the resources approved by the Council
  • to direct and dismiss staff
  • to implement the Council’s workforce management strategy
  • to undertake other functions that are conferred or imposed on the General Manager by or under this or any other Act.