Functions and decision-making powers

Gannawarra Shire Council is the local government body responsible for the municipality of Gannawarra. The Council consists of seven councillors, including the mayor and deputy mayor. 

Elected by the community, the Council is the decision-making body that sets the strategic direction and policy of the municipality. It delivers the four-year Council Plan which sets out what the Council will achieve during its four-year term to further the community vision; an Annual Action Plan; and Annual Budget which describes Council’s key objectives and activities for each 12-month period.

The role and powers of Council, the Mayor and the Councillors are prescribed in the Local Government Act 2020.