How Council Works
Citizens, not customers
Marrickville Council believes all its citizens have a stake in the future of our community, and encourages active participation in local government through avenues such as advisory committees, Council meetings, community consultations and our Citizens' Panel.
Council believes in working together with citizens to build community spirit, enhance the look and feel of the area, and support our diverse, vibrant and innovative community.
How does Council work?
How does Council ensure that Marrickville remains a great place for all people? How does it help to create a bright future for Marrickville? How do citizens have their say?
Council is made up of:
- the elected council which is responsible for planning and making decisions on key issues affecting Marrickville; and
- Council staff who implement Council decisions and provide programs and services to support citizens and enhance our local area.
Please visit one of the following pages for more information:
A summary of ongoing services provided by Marrickville Council.
Marrickville Council's senior management team, consisting of the General Manager and four directors - one for each major directorate of Council.
The staff appointed by Marrickville Council to carry out the decisions made by the elected Council, and to provide Council's services to the community.
The Political System
Explanation of the local government political framework.
Outline of Council's powers and responsibilities under the NSW Local Government Act 1993 and various other legislation.
Whilst the primary responsibility for making decisions rests with the elected members of Council (Councillors), The Local Government Act 1993 provides for decisions to be made by Council, by Committees of Council, by the Mayor, and the General Manager, and by authorised Council Officers, through delegated powers from Council.
- Marrickville Council Committee Constitution & Committee Delegations 2010
- Mayor's Delegations 2009
- General Manager's Delegations 2009