City of Wodonga


Role of councillors

Elected councillors are responsible for setting policy and providing vision and strategic direction to the organisation.

Councillors meet weekly at briefings and officially as the 'council' once a month at a council meeting. This is usually held on the third Monday of the month (see dates).

Some of their responsibilities include:

  • Developing vision and strategies;
  • Creating plans and policies, and setting priorities;
  • Setting standards of service and quality;
  • Focussing on outcomes;
  • Consulting the community;
  • Acting as an advocate for the whole community;
  • Promoting economic and social development; and
  • Working with all levels of government to maximise local and regional benefits.

Many of their decisions are based on how to best use funds that are available to improve the city and its services.

Decisions are made on a majority vote of the councillors present at the meeting.


PDFCouncillors' Code of Conduct (PDF 415KB)

PDFCouncillor Support and Expenses Policy (PDF 184KB)

PDFElection Campaign Donations Summary for 2016 (PDF 143KB)

Last updated: 06-12-2016

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