Special Committees

Under section 86 of the Local Government Act 1989, Council may establish a special committee formed by any combination of Councillors, Council staff or other persons. Council may delegate any of its functions, duties or powers to a special committee, apart from certain non-delegable powers specified in section 86(4) of the Local Government Act 1989.

LeadWest Special Committee

The Cities of Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Moonee Valley and Wyndham have each set up identically constituted section 86 special committees. They have done this in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989, to provide a coordinated decision making process to develop and implement a LeadWest Strategic Plan which has the objective of fostering and undertaking actions that will support sustainable growth and development of the Region.

Generally, the purpose of the Committee will be to oversee the preparation and implementation of the LeadWest Strategic Plan and identified sub projects as adopted and agreed by member Councils.